polythene - canvas - driftwood - polystyrene - netting - found on North-Northumberland coastline / near and on Holy Isand. Collected for future site-specific interventions, assemblages and projected works.

graham patterson - visual artist  


north sea - sunlit reflections - 35mm projection onto pillbox exterior + Northumberland coastline - 06/2017

Place Attachment - emotional bond between person and place.


Topophilia (Greek topos "place" and philia, "love of") strong sense of place, often related to cultural identity, referenced by French philosopher Gaston Bachelard in The Poetics of Space (1958).


Place Memory - According to Pierre Nora, places of memory (lieux de mémoire) refer to those places where “memory crystallizes and secretes itself”; the places where the exhausted capital of collective memory condenses and is expressed.

dunes poetics of space

works in progress / research

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slow-motion / / / wave reclaiming land. This tidal area of North-Northumberland coastline is owned by Greenwich Hospital Estates London. Apparently the land was given to retiring Admirals as a reward for their endeavours... Their ancestors still profit  financially from tenant farmers / rental properties close to the coastline. This tidal area between low and high water mark should be constituted as 'No mans Land'... A democratic space owned by everyone and no one; rightfully re-claimed by the sea upon each high tide tide...

Two Visio cordless analogue projectors  have been aquired to project raw shoreline materials - negative and positive film outdoors. Being on then move with the equipment will enable quick changes of location and projection surface; as well as scale, angle and  brightness.

Shoreline assemblages

Works that utilise existing shoreline materials and mirrored film brought into the space. tethered to driftwood with monofilament fishing line. Summer 2017.