Site-integrity is a site-specific and collaborative research methodology which presents ‘place’ as dualistically experienced and represented. Site-integrity ‘performs’ place by presenting recorded material back in the site where it was filmed, using bespoke motorised recording/playback devices. This enables an exact transfer of scale and time as the pre-recorded image maps the architectural site as a kind of matching of the world with its representations.

In site-integrity place is apparatus; in each specific site, the recording device operates in a distinctly different manner, providing different techniques and outcomes. The motorised rig is used as a creature of autonomy, a source of possibility through which site materiality might be found and shared or a technological ability to go inside somewhere physically restricted. The artistic device allows for a clear articulation of the material, architectural, social, and institutional discourses present in the site since it constitutes an interface between them, a dynamic network or system of exchange.

Taking a non-representational position (Bolt, 2004) this research builds upon "place as emergent, relational and beyond representational regimes" (Massey, 2005). Positioning the viewer within a dynamic live setting creates an opportunity for audiences to experience their relationship and reading of the site. This avoids the controversial ‘framing’ of place and instead offers an experience in the ‘here and now’, in spatial extension and temporal duration. This focus on the present repositions the act of representation from its retrospective or projective dimensions towards that which is physically encountered and is experiential.