"13 Hours" (detail)
James Steventon’s practice is concerned with inhabiting the fleeting mental state of operation loosely defined by Csikszentmihalyi as ‘Flow.’ Strategies for achieving this include both endurance running and endurance drawing. That the intention for each strategy is the same, the methods are considered alike: running is drawing.
This can manifest itself as either public or private performance, where “Matter has been transformed into energy and time motion,” or as the residue of performance in the form of an autotelic object, drawing on both corporeal physicality and new technology.
In addition to teaching on the course since 2003, James is also the Education Officer for Fermynwoods Contemporary Art.
- Extended Degree Art and Design