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Covering Ground is a participatory artwork created by Elysia Evans who invites people to track their walk using GPS satellite data. Elysia also invites participants to log their personal recollection of the experience through the lens of a particular sense.

Covering Ground began during a not so distant past when walks had specific limitations and defined boundaries following the lockdown rules in the UK. Walking could only be experienced as a means to travel to shops for essential supplies, to receive healthcare, to commute to work for essential workers or to form part of our daily exercise.

Even though the rules are swiftly changing as we adapt to the current times, how we experience our environment has dramatically shifted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Space and time have become prominent notions in our day to day lives as we edge closer to a new normal.

How you can get involved

Elysia invites you to get involved throughout the course of exhibition. Check out the instructions below on how to get involved.

If you need guidance on using the recommended app or how to approach your description click on the links below.  

How to use the app 





If you have any questions regarding your submission, please don't hesitate to get in touch with Elysia via [email protected]. All submissions will remain anonymous and will continue to form the artwork for Covering Ground throughout July.

About the artist – Elysia Evans

Elysia Evans graduated in 2018 from the University of the West of England with a BA in Art & Visual Culture and has exhibited works across the South West.

Elysia is interested in the innumerable ways in which we perceive objects, natural phenomena, and geological environments. The approach she takes often combines the research of science, cultural heritage, architecture, and psychology in hope of engaging in a shifting relation of meaning and thinking. This has channelled her practice into working with found objects, sculpture, text, and photography.

Elysia commonly extract viewpoints, materials, and artefacts from specific sites and geographical locations. The majority of her work expands from walking, and permits a space where topographies commonly emerge.

Find out more about Elysia  


Instagram: @elysiaevans

Facebook: /elysiajevans

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