Approach: A place is firstly an intersection of paths, and then, afterwards, an accumulation of materials and marks. Some places lie entirely within the imagination, but these too are open to deep mapping and geo-poetic processing.

The starting point is the spark, the impulse, the inspiration. This opens the door to imagination and reflection on possibilities, engaging in processes as much excavatory as additive; the archaeology-like scraping away of layers of deposition, sedimentation, information, stuff.  Inspiration comes from Dreamings, Dindshenechas and many other inbetweenities. And Ostranenie‘the making strange’

Encompassing approach-as-gateway, approach-as-path, approach-as-movement towards...

"Approach - verb

To come near in space or time: Idioms: come close to, draw near to.

To come near, as in quality or amount: approximate, border on (or upon), challenge, rival, verge on.

To bring an appeal, petition or request

To go about the initial step in doing (something): begin, commence, embark, enter, get off, inaugurate, initiate,

institute, launch, lead off, open, set about, set out, set to, start, take on, take up, undertake.

Idioms: get cracking, get going, get the show on the road."

" Approach - noun

The act or fact of drawing spatially closer to something: coming, convergence, imminence, nearness.

Method or means used in dealing with something: attack, course, line, modus operandi, plan, procedure, tack, technique.

A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be accessed. A means of reaching something.

A preliminary action, or tentative suggestion, intended to elicit a favorable response: advance, overture.

An opportunity of drawing near."

"If we consider that the oceanic crust on which the continents are embedded is constantly being created and destroyed (by solidification and remelting) and that even continental crust is under constant erosion so that its materials are recycled into the ocean, the rocks and mountains that define the most stable and durable traits of our reality would merely represent a local slowing down of this flowing reality." Manuel de Landa, 1997

"The footwork and field-trudge may remain the same but the manner in which landscape is approached and expressed can be retuned to shifting, sentient encounters, to fuse material and mental landscapes..." Lorimer, 2006

“As no two people see the same view along the Way, all trips from here to there are imaginary: all truth is a tale I am telling myself”

Brion Gysin  - in ‘The Process’ (1967)

"..within the situation of postmodernism, practice is not defined in relation to a given medium-sculpture-but rather in relation to the logical operations on a set of cultural terms, for which any medium - photography, books, lines on walls, mirrors, or sculpture itself-might be used." Rosalind Krauss