I am interested in fragility, the mobility of material and an environmental shift in human nature. Using a trans-media approach, I investigate earth systems, in particular the movement and behaviour of animate and inanimate objects. Through experiential and embodied fieldwork methods I monitor erratic changes in landscape. Against a pervasive anthropocentric view, my work probes collapsing structures and systems in nature contributing to a wider discussion on instability and environmental change. I explore how slow capture in an age of acceleration can influence image/object making as a form of material transformation and transportation.
Earth systems and structures are changing daily – environments that took millions of years to evolve are in a process of accelerated change. Artistic fieldwork monitors these geographic shifts and geomorphic fields, whilst considering geology an ongoing event. The surveys take place in mountain ranges, forests and deserts, rivers and lakes, natural parks and remote islands, post-industrial landscapes and urban centres.
As an independent scholar, Laroche (aka Luce Choules) presents academic and performance papers on the subject/object of fieldwork in artistic practice in addition to a series of public live events and artist talks on a new environmental (re)turn. They are interested in dynamic form and their work engages with the challenge in recording and broadcasting time-based practice. Choules is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and coordinated workshops for artist-led expeditions and fieldwork planning activities as part of the annual Explore event for over a decade. They participate in collaborative and multi-authored fieldwork and share research through publications and other public platforms.
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