Like a refugee, exchanging earth with earth, from one place to another 'to cross a territory' along The Hope Valley train line.
Transmerge is an artistic desire to merge body and land without boundaries. Prehistorically land art may have been used to define boundaries, and ownership of the land to indicate beliefs. These boundaries of land and people continue today causing global and personal conflict. Land and people are separated by differences that can be transformed into a merger of unique parts at peace with each other, ritualised in the performance of Transmerge.
" The impassioned inhabitant digs and re-digs, making its very depth active. The fact is not enough, the dream is at work. When it comes to excavated ground, dreams have no limit."3
(Two days; suitcase, dress, trowl, shroud and earth)
Photographed by Julian Hughes.