“I am a monitor, taking the temperature of the world through environmental actions.
I am interested in fragility, the mobility of material and an environmental shift in human nature. Using a trans-media approach, I investigate earth systems, in particular the movement and behaviour of animate and inanimate objects. Through experiential and embodied fieldwork methods I monitor erratic changes in landscape. Against a pervasive anthropocentric view, my work probes collapsing structures and systems in nature contributing to a wider discussion on instability and environmental change.
I explore how slow capture in an age of acceleration can influence image/object making as a form of material transformation and transportation. This work engages with the challenge in recording and broadcasting time-based practice.
I coordinate an itinerant artist network, engage in collaborative fieldwork, and share research through publications and other public platforms.”
Luce Choules is a UK-based artist operating from field centres in France and Spain, and works internationally. She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, coordinating expeditions and fieldwork planning activities as part of the annual Explore event for over a decade. As an independent scholar, she presents academic and performance papers on the subject/object of fieldwork in artistic practice, in addition to a series of public live events and artist talks on a new environmental (re)turn.
Luce is currently artist/curator of international project ‘Esparto’(2016-), with touring exhibition, symposium and trilingual publication; has recently returned from the US opening of her Rabbit Island residency exhibition with performance lecture at DeVos Art Museum, Michigan (2016-17); and her Bideford Black commission (shown Devon 2015, Lincoln 2016) has been selected for the upcoming touring performance exhibition ‘Documents, Alternatives’ (UK/Australia 2017-18). Major long-term projects include: ‘Guide74’, ‘Estudio de Campo’, ‘Navigating the Erratic’, ‘The Insurmountable and Unknowable Object’, and ‘Mountain Festival’.
Luce founded and coordinates the itinerant artist network TSOEG.org (2015-date) making opportunities for members to meet through public events and digital dialogue. Her published work is held in many public collections.
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