My thesis attempts to explore the ways in which we use storytelling as a form of orientation, and how the process of telling and listening to stories about, and in, the places we inhabit informs our individual, and collective constructions of 'place'.
Sound in particular can open up the meaning of 'place'. It has no walls or boxes. It moves as if it were a supernatural force, seeping into the nooks and crannies of our spacial and conscious awareness. The works relating to this research all have a connection with our surrounding landscapes - be they concrete, field or water - but combined with sound, they open up layers we often overlook, without changing a single blade of grass.
For more information of current and past projects relating to my thesis please visit www.speakingmaps.co.uk