Walkingand… was born out of a project entitled 21 Days in the Cairngorms with artist Hamish Fulton, which was commissioned by Deveron Arts in 2010. The project created a lot of discussion about the many different forms and interests in the act of walking and its relationship to arts.
Walkingand… has been developed as a long-term on-line legacy of the project bringing together a compendium of all forms and shapes of walking activities by artist Rocca Gutteridge.
‘Walking can be difficult, mundane, political, vital, it can be art- some argue it is art. Walking can be dangerous, it can be sexual, gentle, competitive, meditative…
www.walkingand.org aims to bring together these many facets and aspects of walking.
When I began the project I realise now I had quite a two dimensional view on what walking meant, what it could be. It wasn’t til reading Rebecca Solnits’ classic walking text, Wanderlust, my eyes (and legs) began to unravel how the simple, human, universal act of walking could be a window from which to explore so many parts of the world. Physically, metaphorically, politically, spiritually, artistically…
I’d like this site to be used like a magazine: dip in and out of it, wander around it. Treat it as a platform from which you can leap (so many puns) and explore further the nuggets of information we’ve presented. My hope is that you might come across the site thinking walking is and can be one thing, then leave seeing it as many others.
We want the site to grow so if there’s anything you can add: ideas, posts, categories, please get in touch by emailing email@example.com or hit the contribute button.’
Web Design: Benjamin Fallon
Supported by: Henry Moore Foundation and Creative Scotland