The Book of SquaresI have always been interested in the documentary tradition of photography as a way of exploring the urban landscape. The Book of Squares is an ongoing project which is based on conceptual interventions with maps, in order to set out and explore the landscape in a diagnostic manner. Techniques of intervention include drilling holes in the map book and then responding to those circular areas as specific terrains which link with one another. From this I can devise a way of navigating the topographical landscape. As the project is rooted in documentary practices and I respond to each site using a reportage aesthetic. From these practices audiences can learn something of the social and political contexts which are embedded in the land, such as commercial plots in juxtaposition with residential streets, private housing, or forgotten stores.
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