|Eric Steen - Beers Made by Walking - leaflets, menus, documentation|
If Eskimos famously have more than 20 words for snow, equally there are dozens of different terms for what is essentially putting one foot in front of another.
When you apply the activity to an arts context, with the myriad of contextual and conceptual and historical connotations that involves, then it seems there might be a series of categories which the act of walking as a cultural practice could be divided up in to.
So we mailed out to The Walking Artists Network for suggestions - what could the categories be? - how would one categorise one's own practice?
Here's a start of a list which might grow throughout the Exhibition.
FROM AIRSPACE GALLERY
FROM ERIC STEEN
FROM WALTER SIEGFRIED
FROM KATJA MUENKER
FROM KELLY RANKIN
FROM CHRISTOPHER MOLLON
FROM STEPH BRADLEY
Social Commentary (Collecting & Sharing Stories/News)
Oral History ( Storytelling/Troubadour/Minstrel)
Reconnection ( to place, self, other, nature, spirit, soul)
FROM TRAVIS SOUZA
FROM ANNA FRANCIS
FROM PHILIPPE GUILLAUME
FROM TRACY KEMMETT
FROM BRAM ARNOLD
-The act of treating a walk like an ecological transect.
-Purposeful stepping out with one other person, using the walk as a
landscape for the imagination.
-Using a footpath as a way of interpreting a text, through reading it into
-A walk in contemplation of a significant life event, the mind only works
at 3 miles an hour, giving it time and space to cope with grief, loss.
FROM ALEXANDER CHAMPION
Walking for health
FROM KRIS DARBY