Field Trip 1: Assembly Walk and Talk

This Isle is Full of Noises
by James Kearns

In Cornwall there is a south coast and there is a north coast, but what is often forgotten is that there is also a west coast. Our field trip will take us along a section of this west coast, and we will start from The Assembly, a residency space for artists, housed in an old Wesleyan chapel dating back to 1757, and situated in the town of St. Just itself. We arrive by coach and disembark. The Assembly building is fittingly unassuming and peopled with a number of like-minded collaborators and newly formed friends who, perhaps tentatively, await our arrival; we are perhaps a little apprehensive too.

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Field Trip 2: Boat Party

Lucy Gunning and Tacita Dean were students together at Falmouth School of Art in the 80s. For a year they were also neighbours and when Lucy finished and moved to London they tried to correspond with each other by sending postcards every day. For this field trip they decided ‘to map a more biographical route around the coastal outline of Falmouth’ and each started by drawing a sketch map of the area as she remembered it, indicating the sites that were of most significance at that time. They drew their maps without reference to each other and were struck by how different they were – one drawn from the perspective of the sea, the other concentrating on the land.

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Field Trip 3: Hydroplutonic Kernow

Cornwall’s Best Kept Secrets
by Jo Thomas

Our journey into the unfamiliar begins with an exploding map. A straightforward Ordnance Survey style representation of the Gwennap mining district, but with the secrets of the strange complicity between water and the earth’s core hidden in its folds.

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Field Trip 4: Studios and Stones: new perspectives, new stories

Stories in the Stones
by Lynn Parr

The stones of Cornwall are like the bare bones of the soul. Elemental, wind-scoured. History looking back through the glazes of centuries, untouched by the human melée; not even noticing the frenetic dance of life.

Sculptors may try to make stone look like something else; yet it is still stone. It will always be stone. Nothing can change its nature except the slow drip of time itself.

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Field Trip 5: TelePort - A Tour of the Lizard's Landscape of Telecommunication

The far end of Cornwall contains more points of contact to the rest of the world than any other place in England. Up and down the coast from Falmouth lie landing sites for the world’s submarine telecommunications cables, carrying the bulk of Internet and phone traffic to and from the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

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Field Trip 5: Teleport - Adam Chodzko's response

Adam Chodzko was asked to give his response to the Teleport field trip to the Lizard peninsula. He has sent the following text as a record of his presentation at the Convention on Sunday 23 May. He writes: ‘Attached is my memory of my field trip response. It is taken from a few sketchy notes I made at the time and tries to fit with the sequence of images I showed (which I know are in the correct order). So I guess it is the skeleton of my talk as I remember it now in Cove Park, 17 July 2010.’

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Field Trip 6: Tristan and Iseult in Cornwall

Tristan and Iseult: A Cornish Pilgrimage
by Matt Cox

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