Joanna Fells

My central concern lies within the idea of ‘non-place’. Through photography and film I explore landscapes found on the margins of the city that are neither urban nor rural and therefore hold no real identity. In these in-between places architecture, landscape and the built environment often intersect and a dialogue – of absence rather than presence – is created.

The current boundary line of Newcastle is to me the true location of ‘non-place’ as it is the interface between town and country, consequently becoming a neutral zone. My work is therefore driven by an exploration of this invisible line. By capturing it, I am not only recreating it as something physical, but also recording my experience of walking the entire boundary.



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