16 June – 16 September 2002
Grizedale Arts, Artist-in-Residence Programme
Grizedale, United Kingdom
This project was realised together with the Grizedale Museum during my stay in Grizedale as part of the residence programme there. I interviewed staff at Grizedale Visitor Centre located at the centre of the Grizedale forest, and collected their memorable stories of life in and around the Centre and the forest. I created plaques from these stories, and installed them at places featured in the stories.
Through these plaques, visitors to the forest can obtain a better understanding of the relationship between the local people and the forest, and share in the life in the region and its daily experiences. The plaques have made the forest and Visitor Centre into a ‘museum’ of the memories of those working in the area.