Relic: Landscape as Mindscape: Searching for a place to think

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Abstract

This paper explored the practice-research context of my visual practice through layered references to exile, ruination and meaning through the romantic biographical studies of W G Sebald and Ludwig Wittgenstein.
Six contemporary artists and writers variously explore the idea of relic in terms of traces of previous eras and activities marked in our environment.' Liz Wells.

This paper was given at an international conference at Plymouth University organised by their Land Water Research Centre. The theme of the conference was relic and forms part of a collective of thematics explored through visual and theoretical research. My published paper presents and discusses an exploration of the topography of particular landscapes and describes visually how this impacts on and through the complexities of thought, reason and memory. In this published paper I refer to two substantial photographic projects responding to the philosophy and character of Ludwig Wittgenstein through his self-imposed retreats to Norway and Ireland; and the melancholic writing of WG Sebald. My photograph of the ruins of Ludwig Wittgenstein's house in Norway is also used as the front cover image of the book. The University of Plymouth Press publish and distribute internationally.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRelic
EditorsLiz Wells, Simon Standing
PublisherUniversity of Plymouth Press
Pages48-57
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-1-84102-223-9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2009

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    Moreton, G. (2009). Relic: Landscape as Mindscape: Searching for a place to think. In L. Wells, & S. Standing (Eds.), Relic (pp. 48-57). University of Plymouth Press.