Chapter

Speedscaping

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EXCERPT

I’ve been working on this project together with another artist, Richard Beard, for a year or so, and it begins with these lorry trailers parked in fields next to the motorway, which we’ve thought about for a while, and have now come back to as the subject for a piece of work. There are lots of them out there, you see them at speed—its impossible to slow down without risking an accident—and you’re invited to either advertise on one or to buy something.

We have started photographing the trailers and documenting some of the places where they are. I’m interested in their uncertain nature—they seem to be neither part of the local infrastructure that surrounds them, nor quite part of the road…