Edition of 5
Lacunae is a multi-work book about the mutability of a specific section of the UK coastline. Its structure follows a descent through a series of temporal layers that depict the ongoing process of the site’s erosion over geological time.
Its narrative is a walk that was repeated many times over five years. The final set of photographs are drawn from work made over this time. They are combined with writing and archaeological and geological investigations to explore the memory of the past iterations of this place.
The title relates to these geological investigations, hinting at the missing sections in the strata of the cliff where the geological record of how the landscape and climate changed has been lost due to erosion in the past. Questions are asked of how ideas of place are preserved in this ongoing process of erosion, and the resulting work expresses how the memory of the past erodes with the landscape.