Presenter: Lori Diggle
Title: deep mapping thin places
Abstract: Much of my creative practice involves negotiating the periphery of thin places. In this context I mean thin in the Celtic sense of a thin veil between one mode of being-in-place and another. Passing through this veil can feel like slipping a gear or missing the final step when descending a staircase in the dark. Sometimes I experience this privately. My interior ‘thin place’ is encountered in my practice when a way of working slips into an iteration of an idea previously expressed and then forgotten – a personal haunting. Or an overheard conversation on a bus, or the discovery of a book in a secondhand bookshop, become serendipitous findings, speaking directly to an idea that had been half-formed, incubating or dormant until that moment.