Land/Water consists of artists, writers and curators who embrace a diversity of creative and critical practices. As a research group it operates as a forum for interrogation of nature and culture, aesthetics and representation. Questioning imagery and practices relating to land, landscape and place is central to our ethos. As artists, writers, curators we work individually exploring space and place as a point of departure for experimenting in new modes of communication through picturing. We generate work that addresses a range of issues. These include environmental change, sustainability, journey, site and regional specificity.
In addition a forum for theoretical and methodological debate is constructed through research events, exchange exhibitions (with other HE Institutions), conferences, symposia and publications.
Mapping an interdisciplinary symposium around ideas of mapping the land and different ways of exploring our relation with land and water will be held in Plymouth on 10 and 11 July 2013.
Confirmed speakers include Land/Water artists-in-residence Pascale Weber and Jean Delseaux (France) and Stephen Vaughan.
The symposium consists of various presentations, discussions, ‘in-conversation’ dialogues, portfolio sessions, a private view in Peninsula Arts Gallery and opportunities of informal networking, and is organised by Ines Rae, Liz Nicol, Jem Southam and Heidi Morstang.