A walking art practice that results in sets of drawings, photographs and objects
A walking art practice that results in sets of drawings, photographs and objects
Between Bogie Bridge and Gladstone Park A reclaimed path along the River Bogie between Bogie Bridge and Gladstone Park Alan Macpherson’s project ‘Minor Paths’ investigated and documented used, but unmapped paths in and around Huntly as part of his Rite of Way project with Deveron Arts. The route along the side of the River Bogie [...]
Ali is an artist who has a passion for connecting people and generating dialogue through her work. For the last 25 years she has been inspired by the art form of carnival, and has designed carnival bands and outdoor performances. She is known particularly for her textile work on silk on a very large-scale. In [...]
I am leading and investigating “itinerant initiatives with contemporary art and culture” as I develop my own research into walking and mountaineering (walking and scrambling). I am testing approaches, finding my own voice and tone. I am making connections between contemporary art and outdoor/mountain cultures. Since September 2010 I have been bringing together the [...]
Tracing these rivers has been a process of layering: new stories over old, our footsteps over others, roads and railways over rivers. Uncovering a past of London I knew nothing about. Connecting to things submerged beneath our streets has uncovered a currency of the city, and enabled a kind of palm reading of London.
A blog about the uses of walking in art by Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre.
Andrew Brown publishes documentation of his walking-related activities, as well as providing information for people who are interested in participating in forthcoming walks.
Informally formed in 1993 by Anne Devine, GreenScene Media is a non-profit collective promoting creative combinations of environmental information, popular culture, music and multimedia
This wiki-space is an archive/resource relating to the Walking and Art residency at Banff Centre of Art in 2007. All the participating artists are listed with information about their projects and interesting links. It offers a huge variety of walking-based art practice. There’s a nice collection of lists relating to walking here which are worth [...]
The focus of studio lie latent in the research and photography walk. The job involves both self-initiated projects, and on behalf of municipalities and institutions pursuing projects. Latent studio is operated since 2001 by Bertram Weisshaar.
Broken City Lab is an artist-led interdisciplinary collective and non-profit organization working to explore and unfold curiosities around locality, infrastructures, education, and creative practice leading towards civic change. Our projects, events, workshops, installations, and interventions offer an injection of disruptive creativity into a situation, surface, place, or community. These projects aim to connect various disciplines through [...]
Q: Why impose rules on walking? A: to break habit TO BRING ABOUT A DYNAMIC NOVEL EXPERIENCE OF PLACE Guy Debord says: “the action of chance is naturally conservative and in a new setting tends to reduce everything to habit or to an alternation between a limited number of variants. Progress means breaking through fields where [...]
Introduced to contemporary dance scores Dominique Bagouet, Myriam Berns, the MA group (Yano, Lila Greene, Mark Tompkins) and Viola Farber, Christine learns Quoiraud Work at Body Weather and Butoh dance to. She lived in Tokyo in the late 1980s, in the company of Tanaka Juku May … she began a series of personal Soli, including [...]
Objects and traces The relics and the rituals Objects that have been found and photographed on walks Traces that have been left and photographed on walks The WALK. The WORK. Relic/Ritual is a practice-led research process that enables the expression and presentation of site specific and site responsive interventions that draw on a sculptural assemblage and/or mark making [...]
“Muybridge is known for his pioneering work on animal locomotion which used multiple cameras to capture motion.”
Artist Elspeth Owen walks under the name Material Woman. As August 2012 had two full moons, Material Woman set herself the challenge to spend the period… To read more about the Material Woman, go for the web http://imaginedcorners.net/home.html
“A journey implies a destination, so many miles to be consumed, while a walk is its own measure, complete at every point along the way.” Francis Alÿs Francis Alÿs on his walk through Jerusalem in 2005, in which he retraced the Green Line with a leaky paint can, part of an exhibition at the David [...]
Walkways is a Tate Modern collaborative commission. ‘For this project FrenchMottershead chose to work with individuals who showed varying degrees of control or conscious resistance, amidst the urban and socio-economic environments of their lives. Following the participants on their normal walks, FM explored different ways in which they could intervene in to these every day [...]
Personal experience drew Ghislaine to the subject of walking: from charting the first hesitant steps of her children, to watching the determination and courage of her mother refusing to accept the debilitating progress of Parkinson’s disease. In particular Ghislaine was inspired by the work in the gait and human performance laboratory, where computer generated images [...]
Stretching across from Hackney Marshes to Redbridge, the M11 Link Road was completed in 1999 after the demolition of 400 houses amid dramatic and passionate protest. Now artist Graeme Miller has filled the empty spaces these buildings once occupied with a treasure trail of sound celebrating a century of everyday moments in East End [...]
Aqui enquanto caminhamos / Here whilst we walk invests through a silent group walk on the possibilities of inhabiting the urban space through another politics of sharing and of perception. Taken in a walk through the invisible, but sensible, archictecture produced by the pedestrians and their living of the urban space, the audience is invited [...]
Hamish Fulton is a British Walking Artist “Walking, one of the most basic of human activities, has long been both the inspiration and subject of exploration for artists. Walking is a way of measuring, a way of encompassing a territory; its pace and rhythm creates a frame in time and space which is delegated by [...]
“Walking man” Walking on the sculpture; both men and women walking. Instability, resonating sound. Things that cannot be seen touch my bodily senses in a time lapse. Deep in thought, I am stimulated to move in all directions.
Works and projects shown in digital portofolio of the internationally appreciated artist group.
The Artist has been exploring the phenomenon of walking since 1999 when they moved to Detroit, the Motor City. The planners had scarcely made provision for pedestrians but they discovered a vast network of ‘desire lines’ which residents have created by simply walking where they want to go. Since then Ramsden’s practice has been [...]
Limousine Bull Artists’ Collective present an art exhibition and performance by artists Norma D. Hunter and Mihret Kebede. 16th February 2012 6pm 3C Deemouth Business Centre South Esplanade East Aberdeen AB11 9PB View map here. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
“One autumn evening in 2005, a friend and I lost patience waiting for a bus and on a whim decided to walk the bus’s route. Six hours later we’d drifted across London from Battersea to Chelsea, Victoria, Vauxhall, the west end into the small hours of the morning. Surprised at how fresh and energised we [...]
Audio walk Commissioned by the Culture Department of the City of Jena, Germany. “A walk is an act of contemplation. For this walk the visitors were taken on a journey over a pastoral landscape where the battle between the Prussians and Napolean took place 200years ago. This is also a landscape where Russian tanks did [...]
Jen Southern‘s individual practice is process based and participatory, exploring art practice as a social process. From learning to fly a light aircraft to making videogame clothing the work is experimental and plays with the idea of what it might mean to inhabit media. In collaboration with other artists, technologists or members of the [...]
The Museum of the Moment is an Mp3 audio walk through Cardiff’s Victorian and Edwardian Arcades and across the cities under – development Hayes area. Each Mp3′ track consisted of a collage of clips and recordings which bought voices from Cardiff life into converstion with each other through their juxtposition. Each track related to a [...]
At twenty minutes to two, it’s a normal, albeit spectacularly sunny Sunday afternoon in Manchester: shoppers, idlers, lunchers. At ten to, the long, straight expanse of Deansgate is suddenly lined with expectant crowds. As the town hall clock strikes, you begin to hear it: the boom of a bassline, the shrilling of brass and wind. Gradually [...]
Goal: To walk 10,000 plus steps a day in order to explore, contemplate and become more aware of Nature, desires and well-being. During each walk, the artist leaves a “mark” somewhere along the way. This mark holds a message (love, hear, be, laugh, etc.) for whomever comes upon it; it also serves as a reminder to the fact that “WE” are “HERE” together. Each mark/walk [...]
Sara walking- sparkly top and jeans An Artwork by Julian Opie, 2003 “The figure of Sara, a professional model, is simplified to a pictogram and presented as a looped animation which represents her walking, endlessly and forever walking, recreating the fluidity of human locomotion. Like other works by Opie, this explores the middle ground [...]
Landscape and Environment is a thematic, multidisciplinary programme funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council aiming to develop arts and humanities understandings of landscape and environment in distinctive, innovative and engaging ways through research projects of the highest quality and international significance. The Landscape and Environment Programme was established in September 2005 with the appointment by [...]
Louise Ann Wilson is a performance maker, scenographer, artist and lecturer working nationally and internationally to create site-specific performance, and designs for theatre, dance and opera. In 2008 she established the Louise Ann Wilson Company to create site-specific performance exploring the relationship between rural landscape and human life events. She was Co-Artistic Director of wilson+wilson [...]
Since the beginning of her career in Belgrade during the early 1970s, Marina Abramoviç has pioneered the use of Performance as a visual art form. The body has always been both her subject and medium. Exploring the physical and mental limits of her being, she has withstood pain, exhaustion, and danger in the quest for [...]
Walking Piece is Matthias Sperling’s new commission for Big Dance 2012 at Siobhan Davies Studios. In this installation performance, a diverse group of performers come together to form a single-file loop that continuously circumnavigates the building, passing through a score of playful performative tasks along the way. Audience members are invited to view the work by [...]
40 people have participated in Merzwalks, a form of Buddhist mindfulness practice rooted in the Western tradition of Dada and anti-art. A book of stereogram photographs is being created from the objects generated during the Merzwalks.
A 14 day circuit around Huntly of 30 miles Michael Höpfner comes from Vienna and visited us in autumn 2012. Michael spent 14 days walking a 30 mile circuit around Huntly, looking to reconstruct the geography of our landscape. He set off with a group of 20 walkers starting at the Tin Hut in Gartly [...]
Ethiopian artist Mihret Kebede would have liked to walk the 5850 miles from her home in Addis Ababa to our town of Huntly, Aberdeenshire. However the physical difficulties of navigating through the deserts, let alone the closed borders and visa restrictions make such a feat almost impossible. So Mihret needs our help. As part of [...]
Mihret Kebede’s audio and photographic works explore intimacy, transition and contestation of the status quo. In a public space, she offers individuals new shoelaces in exchange for their old ones; questioning our (in)ability to accept change and navigating established systems. Mihret is Director of Netsa Art Village, Ethiopia, a platform for young artists to network [...]
“If the art of walking is in the mindful movement through life, then the individual(s) should go forward consciously. The following steps should be undertaken in order, the first 6 repeated if desired till the 7th can be fulfilled.” The Meandors were created in early 2009 as a participatory art piece by Norma D. Hunter [...]
Phill harding is a freelance composer/soundartist based in the pennine hills of west yorkshire, england [uk]. much of phill’s current work involves the use of environmental field recordings—focusing on the sounds we usually ignore or filter out—to point out the beauty in the mundane.
Plan B are the artists Sophia New and Daniel Belasco Rogers. We make performance work, durational work, participatory projects, locative media and audio projects and exhibit the outcomes of our data collection activities
The New York Times described Robert Wilson as “a towering figure in the world of experimental theatre.” Wilson, born in 1941 in Waco Texas, is among the world’s foremost theatre and visual artists. His works for the stage unconventionally integrate a wide variety of artistic media, including dance, movement, lighting, sculpture, music, and text. His [...]
Wanderer above the Sea of Fog (1818). 94.8 × 74.8 cm, Kunsthalle Hamburg. This well-known and especially Romantic masterpiece was described by the writer John Lewis Gaddis as leaving a contradictory impression, “suggesting at once mastery over a landscape and the insignificance of the individual within it. We see no face, so it’s impossible to know [...]
rwethereyet? is about two people who are passionate about what they do. It is about committing to something and seeing it through and it is about marching for causes and home. For a number of years now Ajamu and Jane, who both live in Brixton, have walked around Brockwell Park planning, sharing, challenging, learning and laughing. Ajamu is [...]
Strategies for Leaving and Arriving Home was a two-month participatory performance in which the artist relocated from Melbourne to Sydney in winter, on foot. In her pack she carried a tent, a sleeping bag and a four-day supply of food. Walking 20km per day following the train line. There was no support vehicle. Throughout the [...]
Jen Hamilton, Jen Southern and Chris St Amand are artists based in Canada and the UK who use satellite navigation devices to trace the routes people take through local environments and to make collaborative maps. The purpose of the bureau is to involve local people in making maps of an area, and to find [...]
‘The backbone of the Sideways festival is a 4 week expedition through Belgium, from West to East, between August 17th and September 17th 2012. [...] Sideways sets out to explore a series of sidetracks. Fairly removed from Belgium’s metropolitan arts centres and academic strongholds, it opens an artistic research on the cultural meanings of [...]
Armenian Deep sea fish is an audiowalk free to download. This work invites you to walk in the streets of Cihangir. Beginning at the door of the Cezayir building (in the Hayriye caddesi, behind the Galata Saray school), it takes 30 minutes and ends in the point of departure. Initiated as a continuation of [...]
This page focusses on the artworks I create by walking in the snow wearing raquettes (snowshoes). On average they take about 10 hours to really do it properly, some are a little unfinished, if my feet get cold or hurt too much. The setting out is done using handheld orienteering compass and distance determination using [...]
Simon Whitehead and Barnaby Oliver were introduced at the Choreographers and Composers Exchange in December 1995, a forum to promote artistic exchange, initiated by the South Bank Centre, London. In spring 1996 they began research into their first work big muff, and they have since developed their collaborative relationship through a body of performance works [...]
Tamara Ashley and Simone Kenyon share mutual interests in exploring performance and improvisation to build narratives within and for landscapes and places. Currently, their work is concerned with specific response to and interaction with sites, bringing alive the heritage of the site and posing new ideas about places through performance. Most recently they presented ‘Exchanging [...]
COLLABORATIVE ART PROJECTS – Dealing with journeys, distance and translation of space, at the root of our artistic practice is a cartographic process constructed through walking, exploring and composing an understanding of our physical and psychological topography by foot, this blog acts as a growing archive of our process and also a site for discussion [...]
A Curious Meander Is a site-specific artwork By Sorrel Muggridge. This project took place at Pull’s Ferry on the River Wensum in Norwich. Where you were invited to take a walk with the water, to become part of the installation artwork floating on the river itself. “Everywhere water scribes our landscape, But how do these [...]
Susanne Kudielka and Kaspar Wimberley work internationally as interventionists and performance researchers specialising in site-specific and site-responsive art, alternative strategies for audience interaction and new forms of artistic collaboration. Recent collaborations have involved dog owners, bakers, landlords, bikers, gardeners, fishermen, children, young people, homeless people and asylum seekers. The artistic process usually begins with a [...]
“All Truly Great Thoughts are Conceived by Walking” Led by Ana Laura López de la Torre The title of this workshop, taken from a quote by Friedrich Nietzsche, refers to walking as a creative medium and to the pedestrian as an active creator of public space. From Baudelaire’s flâneur and the Situationists’ theory of psychogeography, [...]
The Walk Exchange develops educational and creative walks that are free and open to the public. We emphasize the body as a way to produce and transmit knowledge. Since 2010, The Walk Exchange has led an annual training course and an informal monthly walk series, and has conducted workshops and site specific projects with community and arts based [...]
Over the past two decades, artist Tim Brennan has worked through: performance, photography, sculpture, writing, drawing, curating and teaching. Since 1987, he has produced a body of work that has revolved around art and politics both inside and outside the gallery. Over the last decade he has developed a methodology based on walking and conversation [...]
“Go walking in the city at 2.00am with only a weather vane as your guide. A weather vane fixed to a helmet on your head, mind, just to make sure you look really odd. The suite of films that make up Windwalk #2 – Seven Walks from Seven Dials looks over the shoulder of Tim [...]
Vanessa is a dance and multidisciplinary artist from Sicily now based in Leeds, UK. Her projects involve cross art-form collaboration, improvisation and site-specific performance. Works include: Momentary Distractions The Installation Walk was part of Momentary Distractions – three works commissioned by the University of Leeds to Vanessa Grasse, Daliah Toure and Kathinka Walter as part of [...]
Ongoing project: Shadow-walks. Most recent events in Florence 2012, Hong Kong 2013. In the Shadow-walks project I go to places and ask local people to take me on walks that are special for them in some way. I record our conversations as we walk together. Later I retrace the person’s walk on my own and attempt to “sing the walk” [...]
Walk walk walk: an archaeology of the familiar and the forgotten is a participatory live art event, with a walk at its core. The project begins with an exploration of urban routine. Starting from the routes we take to and from work and home, part time jobs and friends houses, we established a methodology for the [...]
The Walking Artist’s Network seeks to connect those who define themselves as walking artists – or who are interested in walking as a mode of art practice – through a series of meetings and an online interface. It doesn’t quite exist yet, but we’re working on it and would like to invite you to take [...]
Landscape and walking provide the catalyst for Walking the Land’s creative activities. Based in the Gloucestershire countryside, Walking the Land comprises three lead artists, Richard and Tom Keating and Kel Portman. Each share a passion for the landscape, using artworks to bring landscape and environmental issues to a wider public audience. As painters, sculptors, photographers, [...]
Wrights & Sites is a group of artist- researchers with a special relationship to site, city/landscape and walking. Formed in UK, 1997, Wrights & Sites are four artist-researchers (Stephen Hodge, Simon Persighetti, Phil Smith andCathy Turner) whose work is focused on peoples’ relationships to places, cities, landscape and walking. We employ disrupted walking strategies as tools for playful debate, collaboration, [...]
“Draw an imaginary map / Put a goal mark where you want to go. / Go walking on an actual street according to your map. / If here is no street where it should be according to the map, make one by putting obsticles aside. / When you reach the goal, ask the name of the city and give flowers to the first person you meet.”
YOKO ONO, “MAP PIECE” 1962