Using a format of photographic image, spoken word and physical objects, Guide74 leads an audience on an expedition to the Alpine regions of France – a journey of many parts exploring ideas of interrelated geographies and events. Situated within artistic practice, a new reading of this elevated landform emerges where elements flow together, appear static, and move against one another. Through the presentation we take to the hills, climb toward peaks, locate water sources, record the treeline, and sense animals, exploring the metaphysical elements that make up the valley and peaks of the Chamonix Mont-Blanc area, and enter an environment of natural and managed ecosystems – mediated and curated landscapes.
“Exploring, mapping and observing our landscape and environment Luce Choules’ fascinating work develops an earthy and earthly poetics that advances debates between geography and art in intellectually invigorating, visually engaging and aesthetically challenging ways.”
Dr Harriet Hawkins, Director MA Cultural Geography (Research), Royal Holloway University of London
“Luce Choules is an artist at the forefront of re-imagining traditional fieldwork by exploring both physical and emotional geographies through her collaborations with map-makers, writers and explorers in the landscapes where she lives, works and explores herself.”
Shane Winser, Expeditions and Fieldwork, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
A Mountain Recording Activity, 2015 (research poster)
Presented at STRATA symposium, Aberystwyth, Wales, 2016