SUNCENTRAL the NEW HEART of Maroochydore
Above: is the resulting symbolic drawing created from literally engaging within place and landscape. See process images below.
WALK-ing is a personal yet a very public performance, visible and invisible.
The Poetry of Capture: LANDrawings
LANDrawing is another terminology I have devised to acutely describe the process of large format, endurance and days of walking kilometers to produce a singular work from walking with intent: art of Walking.
The LANDrawing process is still about walking in and through space making consciousness movements, gestures and directional decisions knowing each will be tracked to form preconceived patterns in the landscape, walking with intent. Even though not visible, in the doing as I leave no mark on the landscape, just pass over it. This information is collected on a basic fitness app, gives me all the data of distance, minutes, steps etc. For example the drawing while in Sydney during a residency in Pratten Park I walked 3.69km, 46.34 minutes, 5.3K steps all while I burnt 262 calories. Is this finally away for me to find fitness FUN!!
The site of the walk
The walking app was engaged and put in my pocket this is the resulting walk documented.
This is the walk overlaid on the map of the site and the first header image is the drawing I created from the walk to represent the place. An engagement of place a literal experience created by being there.
‘Interaction’ as a Sculptural strategy is the thesis of my practice and currently the specific research I am undertaking is walking in the landscape mapping my own personal patterns of engagement that are created as we navigate through our daily lives, landscapes and spaces.
So by me walking this becomes the agency of drawing to develop a series of projects that explore, interpret and make art from my movements when viewing art. These daily site specific project will track, trace and draw me walking, my movements even moments of stillness within the landscape of where and how I live. This process literally DRAWS the activity of viewing art, life, nature the landscape. No matter what I do it will include and works within the confines and parameters of my life, studio space, visualizing my layered movements within a confined areas or large public spaces all the while making what my intentions visible.
Walking, especially walking with intent or M.A.D.E Walking (Many, Adventures, Directly, Experienced) engages me as agent and creator of my work.
I want to put the mundane activity of walking at the centre of my process because it ties the experiences of artist and audience together within the same landscape. The common act of walking and its experiences as a collective action in the production of varying forms of spatial engagement. No matter what I am doing while walking I will be able to see where, why even repeated movements and how they are made.