Paysage Patholes

The Landscape Language project aimed to explore Jersey’s intangible heritage of Jèrriais - the Island’s traditional language. Through photography, this project highlighted some special parts of Island life.

From historic building features, such as dry-stone walls and archways, to geological sites of special interest, such as L’Islet ~ îlet ~ and Les Hurets ~ Les Huthets ~ at Bouley Bay.

A small, compact and portable projector, powered by rechargeable batteries, was used to project Jèrriais words at night onto the associated feature. This allowed us to capture and include more remote places within the Island’s landscape. The projections were documented using photography which was shared on social media platforms to raise awareness for the versatile applications of Jèrriais as a language and the Aspiring Jersey Island Geopark.

This series of images by local photographer, Lucy Le Lievre, can be found by searching #landscapelanguage on Instagram.

Find out more about Jèrriais here.