By translating his own body as a series of data points, James Steventon manipulated three dimensional space and the variation in attempting to maintain perfect form over 100 repetitions, via the experimental RGBD film making process.
James Steventon’s elevated heartbeat is transmitted in real time to Jason Singh’s live music sequencer. Through a skillful treadmill running performance, the tempo is set by the alternating heart rate. Singh’s live vocal response in turn directly affects the heart rate, setting up a circular, symbiotic relationship where Steventon’s heart becomes both instrument and perceiving organ, as Singh composes the running journey.
A running-based performance cum wedding gift cum birthday present. James Steventon dressed as an 18th Century Running Footman, based on an etching from the Old and New London by George Walter Thornbury, 1873.