These Places Should Only Ever Be Imagined (2015) is the document of a week spent walking on the Isle of Harris, one of the Outer Hebrides islands off the coast of Scotland. Through field recordings, an oral walking journal, photographs and objects the piece interrogates realities of remote locations amid their idealized associations of nature and wilderness.
This work examines relationships of ruin and survival, the remote and the fetishized, body and decay, and exists as a fixed audio piece, an installation and a live performance. The piece asks if solely imagining places of wilderness is preferential to inserting our human presence. Places of the remote and wild live and breathe just as our bodies do, but perhaps some places are better left to the mind?