A Processional Installation Blueprint for Our Edgelands: Exploring a Processional Spatial Model between Site and Elsewhere

By Joanna Leah Geldard.

Published by The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts

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This follows a branch of inquiry into the nature of artistic practice in Edgeland sites, that is rural/urban areas pockets and ribbons on the edge of cities. Practice based Research has utilised a vernacular and playful visual language of everyday practices to create installations/follies that are temporary and processional. This was purposefully to activate Edgeland sites through enclaves of activity as a response to the value of built architecture compared to the displaced value of cross rural/urban spaces. Therefore an architectural spatial artform acts as a catalyst for participation and further occupation of those sites. The research examines a problem in the tension between the perceived autonomy of the artist distributing this artform and the necessity for a series of activations and interactions to establish this approach. The research addresses how combined networking between education and social online platforms offer encounter and dissemination as the elsewhere to disseminate a model of practice. Furthermore it evaluates the model and suggests that blueprinting the activities offers an aesthetic to bring the site and elsewhere into a space which provokes a procession of installation activities taken on by others; An Edgeland archi-spatial model.

Keywords: Artforms, Site-specific, Edgelands

The International Journal of New Media, Technology and the Arts, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp.13-26. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 644.984KB).

Joanna Leah Geldard

PhD Student and Lecturer, Art, Architecture, and Design, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK