53.64875°N 1.33446°W, 2010
– Individually hand printed type on Fabriano paper.
– Purchased by Touchstones Art Gallery, Rochdale for their permanent collection.
53.64875°N 1.33446°W was one of a series of works developed during a residency at Ackworth School, West Yorkshire between 2008-2010. The piece explores a place as ‘Chamber of Memories’ and how thoughts, actions and memories becomes inscribed apon and inform a writing of place. Each hand printed word is a name or use associated with the location of Ackworth school (1799 – present) which was gathered through archival research and conversation with the community. The layers of words date back to when the original farmland and buildings were purchased and developed to be a rural branch of Thomas Coram’s Foundling Hospital (1741-1773) forming not an acurate map of a location but a palimpsest of time and place.