MEASURING STATES #1–#2

TRACY HILL

17 AUGUST – 11 SEPTEMBER, 2021
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Measuring States #I – # II are two hand-cut paper panels. Drawings created through absence, they are intended as the beginning of a conversation to invite considerations about how we imagine unseen landscapes and read invisible traces.

The work comes from a larger research project - POROSITY - exploring how traditional fine art practice and digital immersive technologies combine to expand how the walking body maps visual and sonic traces enabling the senses to reveal unseen subterranean landscapes.

Hill began this enquiry as a proposition to reveal the post-industrial salt landscape of the North West of England. Specifically the voids created from a legacy of commercial brine extraction and mining subsidence.

Questions emerged about her sense of Place within the landscapes she walked, considering her walking body as a receiver and how her practice decodes the multi-sensory signals experienced when walking.




TRACY HILL was born in Birmingham and studied Fine Art at Bournville School of Art, Birmingham, Sheffield Hallam University and The University of Central Lancashire, Preston.

Hill’s cross-disciplinary practice investigates and reconsiders the relationship between our developing digital capabilities and the aesthetics of the traditional hand created mark.