'Turning Point' was installed on the University of Stirling's campus in February 2018. It featured 8 works in total that were positioned around Airthrey Loch.
Influenced by the recent mass migrations of people across Europe, the work places the image of a fork in the road at it's centre. The familiar language of the road sign becomes a signifier for both direction and journeys.
The symbol is used in conjunction with text that represents pseudodestinations that are entirely nongeographical nonplaces. However, these places can still be entirely valid destinations and these destinations suggest narratives of movement, choices, aspirations, dreams and failures. The signs speak of a ‘call to action’ where people are challenged to make choices within conflicted and divided situations.
The pathways around the Loch and the rural nature of the campus provided an ideal setting to present the work. The environment sets the work within the context of movement, encounter and discovery, for the work could only be accessed and explored by foot.
The work was on display for 4 weeks.
There is a catalogue available (PDF, 1mb) that accompanies this work. It can be downloaded here: