Artists - Bruce Gilchrist and Jo Joelson
Foreword by Gustav Metzger
Authors James Flint, Bruce Gilchrist & Jo Joelson, Stanley W H Cowley, A L Mackinnon, Dugal Mckinnon, Marjory Roy, Jeni Walwin, Tracey Warr
56 b/w and colour ills
22cm x 22cm
UK £10.00 +pp
Published by London Fieldworks Ltd, 2005.
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London Fieldworks: Little Earth is the second book by artists Bruce Gilchrist and Jo Joelson. It was published in 2005 to accompany the Little Earth exhibition.
London Fieldworks: Little Earth is a collection of writings and documentation charting the development of the Little Earth project. It contains much of the project research and process with contributions by collaborators from the fields of the visual arts and physical sciences.
This publication documents the formal twinning of the two mountain top observatories in Scotland and the Norwegian arctic in a special ceremony at the West Highland Museum in October 2004 and charts the development of the four-channel film work and sculptural installation.
Context is provided for the interpretation of London Fieldworks' projects by Tracey Warr alongside a written and visual document of the twinning ceremony by Jeni Walwin. Composer Dugal Mckinnon's essay describes his response to the Little Earth installation format and his approach to creating the surround sound work. The Little Earth narrative, written by James Flint for two voices has been included along with the accompanying video stills from the exhibition. The historical significance of the two scientists, their instruments and legacies are described authoritatively and in depth by scientists from the fields of meteorology and physics. All essays are accompanied by striking images from archives, public and private collections and the artists own documentation.