This formative piece was made on one of Long’s journeys to St Martin’s from his home in Bristol. Between hitchhiking lifts, he stopped in a field in Wiltshire where he walked backwards and forwards until the flattened turf caught the sunlight and became visible as a line. He photographed this work, and recorded his physical interventions within the landscape.
Although this artwork underplays the artist’s corporeal presence, it anticipates a widespread interest in performative art practice. This piece demonstrates how Long had already found a visual language for his lifelong concerns with impermanence, motion and relativity. (source: Tate.org.uk)
How can I dissect a drawing? Display everything around the drawing, the somatic experience. Present this visually without showing the drawing? Typically we see the end result without an awareness of all the movements, sensations and decisions that led to this point.
An overlay of the movements, sensations and decisions that typically happen all at once. How could that be presented?