This is a work about edges, about their shifting and dissolving, and about their loss and what remains. This is a work about place and memory, shifting over time, and of the stories of this place.
Where There Are Edges is a psycho-geophysical interface and catalyst for a weaving of the geological and human-made. It is the start of an archive and the beginning of a journey and dialogue between the soil and modern technologies. It is a prompt to step from the ethereal toward an engagement with the materiality of the world.
This project is both a record of the ‘edges’ which will be lost over time, and a means to highlight the urgent issue of coastal erosion, caused by rising sea levels and worsening weather conditions as a result of a changing climate.
The journey begins at Minster, Isle of Sheppey, Kent; an area noted as suffering severe coastal erosion. Despite the dramatic loss of land, and an ongoing threat to homes, The Environment Agency has made it clear that it would not act to stop the cliffs eroding, due to a long-standing policy of non-intervention in the area.
With sincere thanks to the Residents of Minster, who contributed their time and insight to this project.
A preview of the immersive experience is available to view, here: