Setting in Place 2017, Olivia Keith

Setting in Place: The Making of a Jellied Map of Nether Bartle was a performance installation in two separate venues, Bartle Hall and Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston.

The story of the land between Bartle Hall and Cottam, from 1895 through to its imminent future development, was told visually by Olivia ‘performing the map’ with jelly. The natural transparency of jelly enabled the ‘seeing through’ to the past of the landscape as the map was built throughout the day.

The creation of the map drew together material from a variety of sources; a large-scale 1895 map formed the foundation with additional information gathered by walks, conversations and contributions from residents and the general public.

The process of Setting in Place illuminated the story of the area, little changed for two hundred years but which, in the immediate future, is to experience rapid and extensive residential development. Setting In Place sought to express something of the patina of place using the language of cartography.

Setting in Place in Maplines Journal:

Setting in Place in the Lancashire Evening Post: