“where is the map shop?” “what is it?”
“how does it fit in with the other three doors?”
“maybe you’re saying that the map shop is a state of feeling, like failure or emotion”
“maybe you’re saying that failure and emotion are places”
Tom Campbell / Kute Bash presents an investigation into critical ideas of place through textiles, objects and documentation. Begun as a site-specific project in the Bendora Arboretum, Campbell is interested in understanding how places/nature is constructed and (in this exhibition) drawing connections between fraught ideas of ‘wilderness’ and other areas where we might experience a constructed sense of nature. The works included in Arboretum / The Map Shop are designed to encourage multiple readings of place and location. Objects can become sites for inviting questions rather than asserting a universal answer. Come see several textile constructions, text-based works, and leave your feedback in the visitor’s book.