Where Spheres Intersect, Yorkshire Dales
part of Geo Art Cache
Nine geocaches have been hidden at Upper Wharfedale sites with obscure or unusual themes. The list of themes includes cycle hill climbing, fell running, flora and fauna, architectural details, and minor historic events.
At each cache a part grid reference is given to identify the location of a final ‘prize’ cache from which finders will have the opportunity to claim a limited edition artist’s book that takes as its theme the storys of the cache locations.
The scale of the challenge is graded to allow cachers to claim minor ‘prizes’ when they have successfully found 3, 6 and 9 of the sites to allow for completion over a series of visits rather than in one go.
Cache locations have been identified through research and consultation with local contacts and then on the ground to find suitable hiding places that conform to geocaching codes of conduct.
The project was advertised at the Leeds International Contemporary Artists Book Fair held in mid-March 2011. A cache was located near the venue to raise awareness of artsist’s books among geocachers and a presence at the fair made the audience at the fair aware of geocaching. Caches were sited in mid-May and will stay in place and be maintained for at least the rest of 2011.
"This commission is one of four which asks artists to respond to the concept of interventions in geocaching, creating new work which responds to place and the overall themes of the project: art, heritage and quality of environment.
"Guidelines for geocaching can be found at www.geocaching.com"
The project is being managed by Chrysalis Arts and a dedicated website has been set up at www.geoartcache.com
Visit the WSI blog to see how the project is progressing.