Feral Exhibition
Matthew Stone

Riding the Boards is an observational project, that surveys cycle velodromes across the United Kingdom. The series contains detailed observations of trace and memory from a cycling outlook. The curves on the circuit observed describe a velodrome in an indexical state, the corners, the banking, the lines, are the vital parts in the description of a Velodrome track. My passion for cycling has fuelled this body of work, paired with using a 10x8" large format view camera. The track has a memory, the marks left on the surface; tracing imprints. Yet, the images are empty of human presence, allowing the viewer to experience indirectly the same contemplative space I encounter in my relationship with cycling.