I indicate left off the A180 and then right to nowhere. I glide around Europarc Way roundabout - progressing along Lakeside. The sun momentarily catches the rainbow in the fountain mist. I continue my journey past the former Kerry factory, Daniels Food factory and Autotrail. I indicate left and pull over.
Time is suspended on Genesis Way.
I observe the birds sitting on the roof of Haith's Bird Food factory. Melancholy and europhoria intersect. Vacation. Intermission. A europarc bus pauses outside The Innovation Centre. I stall for a while and gaze at the subsiding tarmac.
Marc: 'I first came across the europarc in the local paper around 2003 having re-located to North East Lincolnshire from Cambridgeshire the previous year. I can recall a promotional feature accentuating steel and glass constructions along with the positive attributes of the business park to the Northern Lincolnshire economy. Over the years, I'd sporadically visited the site on my way home from work, and even had employment at a food processing factory plant there through a temping agency - thus it became the focus of my practice and research.
I'm compelled to pull over in my car and escape for a moment in an environment that is a place of work for many, employing over 2000 local people. Conversely, it is a stop-off but also a place of work for myself in my role as an artist as I explore the fringes of this corporate environment.'
Marc has exhibited nationally and internationally over the years - most recently showing europarc inspired works at The International DongGang Photo Festival, South Korea and Our Corporate Headquarters, Welshore Hub, Ealing, London.
He continues to live and work from his rural base in the village of Keelby, North East Lincolnshire.
More details about the artist's practice can be found on his website: