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Place Stage 1 Lecture Tutor: Andrea Peach ([email protected]). Place While we might easily be lost in place, we would certainly be lost without it. Tacita Dean, Place. What is Place?. Kathy Prendergast Lost, 1999. London Underground Map Harry Beck 1933. Bedolina Petraglyph

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PlaceStage 1 LectureTutor: Andrea Peach ([email protected])

PlaceWhile we might easily be lost in place, we would certainly be lost without it.Tacita Dean, Place

What is Place?

Kathy Prendergast

Lost, 1999

London Underground Map

Harry Beck 1933

Bedolina Petraglyph

Valcamonica 2500 BC

Simon Patterson

The Great Bear 1992

Mona Hatoum



Where is Home?

Do-Ho Suh

348 West 22nd St. Apt A, New York, NY 10011 at Rodin Gallery, Seoul/Toyko Opera City Art Gallery/Serpentine Gallery, London/Biennale of Sydney/Seattle Art Museum, 2000

Seoul Home/L.A. Home/New York Home/Baltimore Home/London Home/Seattle Home 1999

PlaceIn its most basic sense, place is the setting of the events of human living. Place is the location of experience.

Derek Jarman,

Prospect Cottage and Garden

Dungeness, 1991

A place is a location

Cave Paintings

at Lascaux

15000 – 13000 BC

Wittgenstein’s Cottage, Lake Eidsvatnet, Norway

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperationOur life is frittered away by detail … simplify, simplifyHenry David Thoreau, Walden, 1854

Jake and Dinos Chapman



Hieronymus Bosch

The Garden of Earthly Delight

c. 1502

Land as PlaceLand is a natural phenomenon‘Landscape’ is a cultural construct

Casper David Friedrich

Wanderer above

the Sea of Fog


Little Sparta, Stoneypath

Ian Hamilton Finlay

Blenheim Palace

Capability Brown


Ken Smith, Roof Garden

New York, 2002

Robert Smithson

Spiral Jetty,

Great Salt Lake, Utah


Christo and Jean Claude

Surrounded Islands

Biscayne Bay, Miami


Richard LongI like the idea of using the landwithout possessing it

Sahara Line


Places have value

Places remember eventsJames Joyce, preparatory note to Ulysses

Rails leading into Auschwitz-Birkenau

Places remember events

Anselm Kiefer, Markisher Sand (March Sand) 1980

Place:not simply a location but the experienceof one

Rowena Dring, Think of Paradise,

St Bartholomew’s Hospital, 2002

No-place (atopos)

Willie Doherty 2000

Place is as requisite as the air we breathe, the ground on which we stand, the bodies we have. We are surrounded by places. We walk over and through them. We live in places, relate to others in them, die in them. Nothing is unplaced.Edward S. Casey

For Seminars in Week 8-9

Download Brief: Museum Without Walls 2

Consider the idea of PLACE

Choose an object from the Timeline which relates to the idea of PLACE

Try to find another object which you can connect to this and explain why / how

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