Lucy Stevens is an artist whose environmental soundscapes and visual art investigates the relationship between humanity and nature.
Stevens works with field recordings to produce aural portraits of wildlife, to share as headphone recordings, sound walks or as art installations. Recent projects include, Pigeon Pie Chart (2013) and Pigeon Clock Graph (2012), and were created from collecting a year’s worth of data from bird watching (pigeons to be precise!), to produce digital drawings to share the fascinating habits of wildlife, including courting behaviour and colour morph.
Since 2007 she has created site-specific sound walks for the public, using binaural audio recordings via headphones, based on themes relating to locality and psychogeography.
Stevens’ current soundscapes reflect her passion for wildlife and her interest to document moments when she feels most connected to nature. To capture sound recordings using a variety of sound recording techniques including; contact microphones, hydrophones and a parabolic dish to amplify underwater sounds and vibrations that are usually inaudible. The most important thing is the exploration in listening, the act remembering and sharing these experiences of sound with others, to open new kinds of participation and collaboration. Stevens enjoys the creative process of listening, observing, responding, recording, and the idea of being able to expand access to the non-human world to reveal the density of sound.