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Research interests

Through her practice-based research, Zoe has explored the rural experience and relationship to place, how this forms identity and represents belonging told through story. She is interested in landscape, the concept of wilderness and the search for a primordial connection. Her work in the American desert demonstrates a particular interest in combining a desire to experience the ‘sublime’ with the inexplicable seduction of the abyss. She explores the precarious nature of the photographic medium itself, where the truth is always interpreted, testing the narrative potential of photography in relation to its abstract capacities. Zoe is expanding her approach to sound, drawing and text, exploring how the media intertwine with her photographic practice, to express a narrative around territory and cultural identity on UK borders, building on research themes in her practice, of nationhood, landscape and connection to place. Zoe is interested in how the landscape shapes society, how “place” is constituted, deconstructed, augmented, discussed, experienced.

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Research Output 2014 2018

Beyond the Pale

Childerley, Z., 26 Oct 2018

Research output: Non-textual outputExhibitionResearch

Digital Age

The Debatable Lands

Childerley, Z. & Collier, M., 1 Sep 2016, Northumberland: Visual Arts in Rural Communities (VARC). 72 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authoredResearch


Petrified in Storyland: Exploring the connections between legends, heritage and landscape in Wales through photography

Childerley, Z., 15 Jun 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperResearchpeer-review

Open Access
cultural identity
national identity

Dinosaur Dust

Childerley, Z., 1 Sep 2014

Research output: Non-textual outputExhibitionResearch