Maps are a representation of what we notice. This project seeks to notice nonhuman cartographies by inviting different scales and temporalitiesinto our map making practices.
The artist investigated the nonhuman cartographies of lugworms through 20 research walks on Morecambe Bay’s intertidal mudflats.
During the walks the artist documented the experience through data collection tools like GPS tracking, tally counting and a journal log.
The result was an accumulation of data that was not concerned with accuracy, but rather its value was in the encounter in between the artist and the living landscape cultivated by the process of collecting data.
Lugworms are world builders; digesting the sands through their bodies, creating temporary cartographies that are erased by the water with every rising tide.
Núria used the infromation recorded during the site specific research walks to build a multimedia installation at White Elephant Contemportary, a Morecambe gallery only a few meters away from the research location. The intallation is an alternative map that displays Núria's encounter with the landscape through layered time and moving bodies.