Harriet Tarlo and Judith Tucker, November 2012
Harriet Tarlo is a poet who teaches at Sheffield Hallam University, and Judith Tucker is a painter who teaches in the School of Design at Leeds University, both in the United Kingdom. They are engaged in a collaborative project which engages the landscape in the places they live. In this interview they talk about engaging with the past through landscape. An important part of their method is to walk through the landscape, together and separately. They talk about this as a way of embodying the landscape. They are interested in both the human and nonhuman imprints on the landscape. They comment on the ways in which their landscape work suddenly looks rather exotic to them once they bring it to the very different context of Minnesota. Their conversation reveals the processes they use in their collaboration.