No Fine Lines

Digitial Video, 22m 06s

2012

 

~There are no fine lines, or there are more than I can draw

 

In September 2012 I cycled approximately 600 miles from Nieuwpoort in Belgium to Pfetterhouse in France to explore the stabilised front line from the Western Front of World War One.

 

it was a durational performance and research action that marked out the temporary border between France, Belgium and Germany from 1915 - 1918. I was interested in exploring this border as well as other ideas related to rememberance, working on the road / in situ, as well as slowness, pilgrimage and tourism that is associated with the history of the war.

 

The video here was made on route at the various sites I passed as I made my way south.

 

Click here for a map of the route.

 

The video has been shown at Pilgrimage, St. Asaph’s Cathedral in 2015 and as part of Open Dialogues in Edinburgh in 2014