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Site-integrity is a working methodology, a site-specific and collaborative research practice which presents ‘place’ as dualistically experienced and represented. Site-integrity re-presents recorded material back in the site it was filmed using a motorised rig, defining spatial position and context. 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 or, rather, bringing the two into critical conjunction.

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). It implicitly involves active engagement with each site and its community and repositions the act of representation from its retrospective or projective dimensions towards that, which is physically encountered and is experiential. Site-integrity offers a collaborative approach to fieldwork, transforming the traditional anthropological ‘subject of research’ into the producer of their own voice. This egalitarian approach to artmaking encourages reflexive conversations that avoid reductive ethnographic portraits of a place and its people.


- performs place through artistic devices operating in spatial/temporal relations with site.
- responds to the material, architectural, social and institutional discourses present in site.
- repositions the act of representation towards that which is encountered/experienced in site.