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. Book tickets for the concert on 22 April 2016.
Recent commissions, exhibitions and residencies:
January 2016: Cuckoo song monoprints exhibited as part of the International Postcard Show 2016 at the Surface Gallery, Nottingham.
November 2015: Red Fody and Hammerkop and Feral Pigeons under Lancaster Road bridge exhibited as part of ‘Concrete Nature’ at Stamford Art Centre, Lincolnshire, to coincide with New Networks for Nature.
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.