Geograph: Birling Gap, East Sussex 2005
A series of site-specific events between May and September 2005 which explored the geology, archaeology and topography of Birling Gap, marking the nature of its formation through coastal erosion.
GEOGRAPH began with TRACE. Artists and public worked together to create an installation between high and low tide: an 'erosion line' across the beach, tracing a contour of where the cliff face once stood.
The retreating tide was marked by screens painted live on-site by artist Sax Impey reflecting the subliminal processes of transformation in the landscape.
This culminated in a ritual at the day's end - directed towards the south coast of Java, where Indonesian dancer Parmin Ras created a simultaneous performance on Parengtritis beach at midnight local time.
GEOGRAPH continued with the temporary installation VANISHING POINT sited on the Seven Sisters headland, ending in a journey from installation site to sea, and a closing ritual on the beach at dusk with performance from Parmin Ras.