lidar scan motion sequence, practice-led research
This drawing investigates the untying of the movement of rowing from the movement from one place to another. It results from an experiment, using a lidar scanner to capture a performance that stages a navigating individual, seated on a chair, paddling. This experimentation in Covid-19 related ‚lockdown‘ paddling generated the visual output layer of the artist book ‚Tupaia, Kybernetes & Lara Croft‚.
In the drawing, the body is not treated as a finite entity in the sense that it has a clear boundary or outline that could be frozen in time. Rather the body and the paddle form a continuous landscape and become indistinguishable. Digital tools allow for alternative perspectives on what is considered the body and consequently redefine the spaces shaped by those tools.