Originally conceived as a collection of drawings by Artist Hadyn Wilson almost twenty years ago, the concept of Locus Non Consequensia or ‘Location of no consequence’ has grown into an event with the ambition to inspire a global audience.
The concept of this project is to honour an ‘inconsequential space’ by focussing on one randomly chosen representative square metre of ground using Google Earth and a Random Number generator. The location is delineated by a cast iron metal frame and a ‘dedication’ ceremony at the site launches the project.
In September 2017, as part of the Manly Arts Festival, Manly Art Gallery and Museum hosted the inaugural Locus Non Consequensia ‘dedication’. A majority of the performers directly addressed the Locus theme and some were particularly artful and considered. We were grateful to the general public who came and watched and who played ‘witness’ to the event.
“Through the focused attention and regard conferred on it, the one square metre of ground, the ‘Locus’ will become a symbol for all such unregarded spaces which collectively make up the vast majority of the earth’s surface.”
“… The space chosen could be seen as a ‘sculpture of intent’ where the space is defined and described and made meaningful by the act of attention conferred on it by participants and spectators.”
“If one square metre of ground which has no status, no particular regard, or aesthetic value, no pre-determined or assigned significance can be noticed, then it may act as a symbol for all such spaces and stimulate a greater sensitivity towards our human stewardship of these places.”
The international momentum is slowly building with locations now in Switzerland, South America (Chile and Argentina) with the next Locus being organised now on the east coast of the USA and England.
Thank you for your interest in the Locus project. We look forward to its new manifestation at a location near you.
Dr Hadyn Wilson
Pru Smith, Artist Assistant: 0407 197 007