The accompanying soundtrack is created from treated field recordings captured at Portland Marina one windy day.
Stevens states the work “captures the ephemeral act of wandering itself and extends drawing with pencil into the use of new technology such as GPS recorders, to challenge the assumptions of what drawing is or might be”.
The results are playful and seem almost random, but are drawn according to an exact set of guidelines.
“I see the code that I create as my pencil – the drawings begin with a GPS recorder, capturing my locations – how far, how fast and how high I have travelled. The data is read in a sequence that follows my walk and translated into images that develop frame by frame to create a moving image”.
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Parallels and Meridians – Beyond the Boundaries
Location 1: 106 St Mary Street, Weymouth
Dates: July 27 to August 12 Weymouth
Location 2: Jacksons Gallery, 77 Fortuneswell, Portland
Dates: August 29 to September 09 Portland