Paul Goodfellow seeks to ground his experience and artistic practice in the physical, psychological and sublime landscape. For this work, he draws upon his past career in environmental research and adopts a process known as ‘ground-truthing’. This involves mapping changes in the landscape through the intepretation of satellite images and physically walking in these areas to build up a sense of how these abstract colours related to the place.
By logging key information about the physical landscape during a series of ‘System Walks’, and visually interpretating the data produced, he creates what he describes as ‘Systems Art’. As most of these ‘systems’ relate, on some level to landscape, walking in the landscape and a ‘sense of place’ The images to emerge from his ‘Systems Walks’ highlight the dramatic impact that the spatial and temporal fluidity of the Internet and networked information has had on our relationship and understanding of the complex nature of space.
Text by curator Suzy O'Hara.
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