Through Place And Mind
Through Place and Mind responds to Houlton’s relationship with the British countryside. The body of work combines the use of photography, ambient sound and spoken word to express Houlton’s emotional links with the landscape. The work draws upon notions associated with the Romantic movement in its attempt to convey feeling and self-expression as a result of being within a landscape. The use of mixed media creates a timeless space and acts as a metaphor, responding to how landscapes are remembered and felt.
Viewers are taken on a sensory journey, enabling the audience to engage in a meditative experience. This aspires to invoke reflection on how the rural landscape and nature can provide a space for emotive contemplation through an exploration of place. The work aims to encourage viewers to consider their own relationship with land and place.