Psychogeography – Idea Generation

After having the brief I wanted to get down the ideas I had and the ways I could approach this project. One idea I had was using certain memories of the woods to illustrate the place from my perspective. I like this idea because I could make something really personal which is what the brief is asking for. Another was one sprouting from the land art research I had done, thinking about what humans do to landscapes. From the top of my head I can think of so many items left in the woods and thing built and abandoned. There would be lots of avenues to explore with this idea. How some people create and others destroy and why they do this. It would also be important to note who uses the wood which from what I’ve seen is mainly dog walkers. Things like cars, farming equipment and beds must have been left many years ago as they have trees growing through them. How long have they been there and whats there story? This are all questions I could explore. At this point there are so many questions and thoughts in my head that I’m looking forward to my critique tomorrow so I can get some feedback.

I thought it would be interesting to see what I remember about the woods and what is actually real. So I drew the layout of the woods and field from memory, adding stories and things that I remember. I then drew the map to see if it was very actuate. For the most part it is although I vastly underestimated the size of the woods. I thought it was smaller but that may just be because I’m so familiar with it. I like the idea of exploring my memory of the woods, it could be more imaginative and exiting that.

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