Douglas Scholes: A Walk through the forgotten-landscape
27 May 2012

Canada Council for the Arts international resident at SPACE Studios Douglas Scholes leads a walk though Hackney Wick as part of his ongoing projectThe Condition of Things.

When: Sunday, 27 May from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Hackney Wick side of the pedestrian bridge spaning the East Cross Route (A12) from Victoria Park (click on the map to the right to enlarge).
Free to attend.

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I work the urban aesthetic through the actions of maintenance as preformed to small parcels of the landscape. The forgotten landscape, the eddy of daily life, slips between the crack of public and private becoming repositories for the leftovers of our contemporary existence. 

In a city to busy to notice, there is an uneasy attraction when working in a forgotten parcel of land nestled in plain view. I have a sense of not being seen and being as anonymous as the debris that has collected. This anonymous relationship to the condition of things is identified and made public through the collecting, organizing, sorting and repairing work done within the chosen site(s).

Douglas Scholes lives and works in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He has made work for The Imagination Station, Detroit, DARE-DARE, Montreal, La Maison Laurentine, France, 3e Impérial, Granby, Quebec, The Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge and the MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario, among others. He is working in London for six months where he will continue to maintain places and things until the end of August 2012. To visit The Condition of things web site please go to and