Representing rockscapes

Here’s an embedding of my SHU colleague Steve Spencer’s short film of photograph / digital painting montages of views of Stanage Edge, a popular Peak District ridge south west of Sheffield. In his film Steve examines the act of representation – the attempt to capture something of the essence of the scenes.

Stanage interests me on a number of levels, it is very accessible to Sheffielders, it is a popular climbing venue and was opportunistically quarried for hundreds of years as testified by abandoned millstones and chisel marks in the rock, before being redefined as landmark / recreational asset.

Steve is a visual sociologist / cultural anthropologist.


About lukebennett13
Reader & Course Leader, BSc Hons Real Estate, Sheffield Hallam University, UK. I TEACH: built environment law to construction, surveying, real estate and environmental management students. I RESEARCH: metal theft; urban exploration & recreational trespass; occupiers' perceptions of liability for their premises. I THINK: about the links between ideas, materialities and practices in the built environment. I WAS: an environmental lawyer working in commercial practice for 17 years before I joined academia in 2007. I EXPLAIN: the aims of my blogsite site here: LINKS: Twitter: @lukebennett13; Archive: EPITAPH: “He lived at a little distance from his body, regarding his own acts with doubtful side-glances.” James Joyce, Dubliners

One Response to Representing rockscapes

  1. dianajhale says:

    Fascinating way of looking at/depicting the landscape. Thanks for that Luke, and Steve. Definitely food for thought!

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