This performance piece reconstructs a series of walks on Fox Glacier, which were recorded via a GPS device. Five routes are traced, building up a drawing that reveals common routes and landmarks used in navigating the glacier. The quality of line/movement reflects the experience of moving across this jagged and icy terrain. The projected images are views of the glacier surface, taken from standing height, which slowly zoom, pan and dissolve into each other.
The act of drawing these routes conflates scales of the experiential, bodily and cartographic, where walking becomes digital code becomes drawing becomes moving image. Glacier Tracer uses experiential and abstract strategies for representing landscape, through a process of drawing myself into the landscape.