Photo animations collected while walking out of built-up areas in Brighton and Hove.
Viewed on a web-based custom-made app, or ‘spooler,’ which allows the viewer to play with the speed, forward and rewind the sequence, echoing the way a walker animates the landscape as she walks it.
Best viewed on a touch screen.
Henson explores how walking gives rise to altered states of attention. Using animation and moving image, she makes work about experiences of specific locations, showing the work immersively in situ, or in a way that involves the viewer’s physicality. With creative technologist Neil Manuell she invents lo-fi devices and ways of using AR and VR to create experiences that build on, rather than disrupt, the perceptive ‘flow’ of walking.
Outshift has been commissioned by festivals in the UK and abroad, and for natural and heritage organisations. Several projects have involved working with communities to communicate experiences of particular locations.