Collaboration with Robert Battersby
Photographers, Robert Battersby (UK) and Julie Gautier-Downes (US), worked on a four week project set by the The Lucky Jotter (TLJ), based on the concept of 'Homeland'.
The artists were given free rein to explore the concept, and asked to produce a short series of work reflecting this exploration.
"In this modern age, where we call home is prone to change. Similarly, the spaces that come to represent home evolve and change around us. As we transition to new places, our familiarity grows and we develop a sense of home and belonging. It is within the architecture of the city that we are able to identify new aspects of ourselves. Our knowledge of a space defines the parameters of what we can call home and our experiences of it. By exploring the respective cities that we call home, we wanted to use this project as a chance to explore our relationships with the built environments that surround us. Drawing inspiration from our cities’ changing relationships with industry our photographs construct a visual narrative between the cities that we each call home." - Julie & Rob