Distance Made Good: Field Study linked
the recreational interpretation of landscape in Sherwood Forest,
Nottingham, UK and Sherwood Village, Regina, Canada. Hamilton made
a walk around a golf course in Sherwood Village, CA and on the same
day Southern walked 18 points of an orienteering course in Sherwood
Forest, UK. Tracing their paths with GPS devices, the routes were
then overlaid and printed as a map, with samples of the gps data.
This map was installed within an oversized distorted and folded
grid. It alluded to an inconsistent and variable experience of place,
whilst the gps map affirmed a contrasting, measured Cartesian grid.
Land measuring equipment and flags anchor the grid in traditional
processes of map making with a sense of gaming and play.