Forms of Inscription examined the relationship between communication, meaning and landscape, through reference to artist Joanne Lee and typography researcher Paul Wilson’s individual research. Foregrounding the, often overlooked, ephemera of everyday places, such as ‘chewing gum constellations’, fly tipping sites, and the typography of working men’s clubs, Lee and Wilson presented their own methods of ‘close looking’, and discussed the value of interdisciplinary approaches to engaging with a place.
The discussion also coincided with In Return – a group exhibition at Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, which explored the legacy of post-industrial landscapes and production, and included new work by Joanne Lee, developed in response to her explorations of Sheffield’s Don Valley.
In Certain Places
VB005A, Victoria Building
University of Central Lancashire