Palimpsest is a paean to nature. Waking to the dawn chorus in my tent, camped along the ancient Ridgeway path, I was overwhelmed by a feeling of the inter-connectness of everything. A feeling of both joy and anxiety, it was nevertheless extraordinarily optimistic. Humans are a mere part of nature, a story that will outlast our short spell on the planet. The Ridgeway is motif and metaphor. Words, recorded during my walks, were formed into the shape of the path, and combined with images and sounds. The path is a metaphor for human time, echoing with footsteps past and luring us into the future. Traces are left as palimpsests, both of us upon nature, and of nature upon us.
Matthew Broadhead • Macarena Costan • Vinh Dao • Richard Draper • Samuel Fordham • Alvaro Martinez Garcia • Emily Graham • Chris Hoare • Ng Hui Hsien • Jamie E. Murray • Manon Ouimet •