Neil Bousfield

Where we live and who we are is inextricably bound to and encompassed within the notion of home and place and the concepts of place identity and place attachment. Undifferentiated space becomes place as we endow it with value through the process of experience, memory, history and dwelling. To dwell in a place is to build, it is to invest, to create and make and the deepest sense of place is home, an intense feeling of place.

Bousfield created a home on the Norfolk coast, a territory in dispute with water and the sea. His practice explores the role of memory, narrative and environmental and geological narratives within the construct of place. The objective is not only to create an understanding for the phenomena of place but to raise questions of landscape value within the relationship between land and sea.