Lucy Stevens’ art practice examines the acoustic ecology of the natural environment using field recording, digital illustration, drawing and printmaking as a tool to better understand the diversity of bird species and the wider issues of biodiversity. The work explores the relationship between humanity and nature; including the notion of connectedness and the desire to communicate, interpret and understand bird behaviour through visualising birdsong.
The Red Species List, is a newly commissioned work using Indian classical music, field recordings and vibrant projections to share the story of endangered bird species in the UK. This concert will take place on Friday 22 April 2016, 8pm at the Attenborough Arts Centre. More info coming soon.
Red Fody and Hammerkop and Feral Pigeons under Lancaster Road bridge created as part of an artist residency at Fermynwoods Contemporary Art Sudborough Green Lodge will be exhibited at ‘Concrete Nature’ at Stamford Art Centre in Lincolnshire, to coincide with New Networks for Nature between 5 – 21 November.
Recent commissions, exhibitions and residencies:
August 2015: A self-directed one-week residency at Fermynwoods Contemporary Art Sudborough Green Lodge to experiment with drawing, using different mediums to visualise birdsong.
March 2015: Unheard Voices, a commission to create a soundtrack and diffuse it over 22 channels as part of a performance in response to the German Expressionist art collection at New Walk Museum by Hear Th↓s Space.
September 2014: The Swithland Wood Recordings, a collaboration with musicians to create a vinyl record and lyric book inspired by birdsong, funded by Arts Council England and exhibited as part of Passion2Print at the LCB Depot.