‘mountains are in the process of differentiating themselves from the ground’
Tim Ingold 19/6/14
While dwelling upon this idea I had a vision of a piece of earth that is lifted out of the ground and into the air upon the soles of a person’s feet.
a small inversion of the world
crossing the boundary between earth and sky
a construct of separation
maintained through exertion.
I resolved to try out this idea while at Hospitlalfield.
Following many days of training exercises and a gradual refining of technique on the field I finally managed to lift a piece of turf into the air without falling over and winding myself. I now have hours of footage of frustration caused by failed attempts at this exercise.
What was a concise concept at the diagrammatic drawing stage has become a messy process as a performance piece.
I’m struggling to set the film work free of its original concept and to work out what kind of new thing I have made.