SelfScapes is a research cluster funded by the Arts Council and Forestry England, centred in the North York Moors at Dalby Forest. The aim of this research cluster is to investigate both the body and place as sites for interconnected experiences and how this might be mediated through art practice and process. The approach involves both semiotic and phenomenological considerations and focuses on themes of embodied landscape, self and surroundings, self as narrative, self and body and creative practice as research. The artworks created for the inaugural SelfScapes was exhibited at Dalby Forest between Spring and Autumn 2018. My latest response to the SelfScapes initiative (September 2020 to March 2021) has involved collaborating with those who manage and care for the forest, revealing their experiences, memories and stories through photography and writing. The exhibition of works, alongside the SelfScapes 2021 publication, launched in March 2021 at Dalby Forest:
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