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It was been timed to coincide with the showing of the exhibition Walk On: From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff - Forty years of Art Walking at The Atkinson (from the 12 April to the 9 August 2014) which included work by myself and which I also co-curated and wrote a chapter for the accompanying book titled ‘On Ways of Walking and Making Art’. (ISBN : 978-1-906832-08-7 and see also http://walk.uk.net/portfolio/walk-on). This project was supported by HLF, the Sefton Coastal Partnership Scheme and the Atkinson.

It was been timed to coincide with the showing of the exhibition Walk On: From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff - Forty years of Art Walking at The Atkinson (from the 12 April to the 9 August 2014) which included work by myself and which I also co-curated and wrote a chapter for the accompanying book titled ‘On Ways of Walking and Making Art’. (ISBN : 978-1-906832-08-7 and see also http://walk.uk.net/portfolio/walk-on). This project was supported by HLF, the Sefton Coastal Partnership Scheme and the Atkinson.

Walking Through the Sand of Time

In many a walk

At evening or by moonlight, or reclined

At midday upon beds of forest moss,

Have we to Nature and her impulses

Of our whole being made free gift, and when

Our trance had left us, oft have we, by aid

Of the impressions which it left behind

Looked inward on ourselves, and learned, perhaps,

Something of what we are. (PW  V 143)

 

In many a walk

At evening or by moonlight, or reclined

At midday upon beds of forest moss,

Have we to Nature and her impulses

Of our whole being made free gift, and when

Our trance had left us, oft have we, by aid

Of the impressions which it left behind

Looked inward on ourselves, and learned, perhaps,

Something of what we are. (PW  V 143)

 

Walking Poets Exhibition

Access of this sort to these manuscripts is very rare. The Symposium helped to generate ideas for artwork (sound, 2D and 3D, calligraphy, poetry and glass) for the exhibition  at Dove Cottage from May to November 2014. Our aim over the three days (from 20 – 22 January) was:

 

a)    To create ideas for a visually stunning exhibition, bringing out the beauty and power of the original manuscripts:

 

b)    To look at ways in which the contemporary artwork can give visitors new ways of seeing the manuscripts – enabling them to appreciate them afresh.

 

Access of this sort to these manuscripts is very rare. The Symposium helped to generate ideas for artwork (sound, 2D and 3D, calligraphy, poetry and glass) for the exhibition  at Dove Cottage from May to November 2014. Our aim over the three days (from 20 – 22 January) was:

 

a)    To create ideas for a visually stunning exhibition, bringing out the beauty and power of the original manuscripts:

 

b)    To look at ways in which the contemporary artwork can give visitors new ways of seeing the manuscripts – enabling them to appreciate them afresh.

 

Wordsworth and Basho

Morrison-Bell and Ross said that 'This two-day participatory event will focus on what might be called ‘art-walks’ – performances or events in which leading artists work directly with audiences and participants. Each walk will be led by an artist who uses different media to explore how walking alters perceptions of the place or site, and of the self. We have selected a panoramic range of artists to represent the different modes of engagement with walking.

Morrison-Bell and Ross said that 'This two-day participatory event will focus on what might be called ‘art-walks’ – performances or events in which leading artists work directly with audiences and participants. Each walk will be led by an artist who uses different media to explore how walking alters perceptions of the place or site, and of the self. We have selected a panoramic range of artists to represent the different modes of engagement with walking.

Walk On at Highgreen

Opening: June 1st – August 31st 2013, NGCA Sunderland.

 

‘Walk On’ offers an as-yet-unwritten history of a major strand of recent art practice. It argues that from land art and conceptual art, and from street photography to the essay-film, an exceptionally wide range of first-rate artists have created their work from an act of walking, in the city or the land.

 

Opening: June 1st – August 31st 2013, NGCA Sunderland.

 

‘Walk On’ offers an as-yet-unwritten history of a major strand of recent art practice. It argues that from land art and conceptual art, and from street photography to the essay-film, an exceptionally wide range of first-rate artists have created their work from an act of walking, in the city or the land.

 

Walk On

This fifth edition of the biennial Festival ran, for the first time, over a whole month. It took place at different speeds, paces and times of day, across Newcastle, Gateshead, Middlesbrough and Sunderland. It included 22 exhibitions, 34 film screenings, 15 concerts, 6 walks, a 744-hour continuous online radio plus new commissions and UK premieres. Some works lasted the full 31 days of the Festival, others were infinite in duration or moved imperceptibly slowly: 14 seconds became 31 minutes, an hour became 24, and participants ‘dreamt’ in a 12-hour sleep concert.

 

This fifth edition of the biennial Festival ran, for the first time, over a whole month. It took place at different speeds, paces and times of day, across Newcastle, Gateshead, Middlesbrough and Sunderland. It included 22 exhibitions, 34 film screenings, 15 concerts, 6 walks, a 744-hour continuous online radio plus new commissions and UK premieres. Some works lasted the full 31 days of the Festival, others were infinite in duration or moved imperceptibly slowly: 14 seconds became 31 minutes, an hour became 24, and participants ‘dreamt’ in a 12-hour sleep concert.

 

SLOW AV Festival

Critical Dialogues on Walking, Art, Landskip and Knowledge 

 

Matthew Beaumont, Alec Finlay, and Misha Myers 

 

28th July 2011 

 

Chairs: Tim Brennan and Heather Yeung

 

SPEAKERS and TALK DETAILS:

Critical Dialogues on Walking, Art, Landskip and Knowledge 

 

Matthew Beaumont, Alec Finlay, and Misha Myers 

 

28th July 2011 

 

Chairs: Tim Brennan and Heather Yeung

 

SPEAKERS and TALK DETAILS:

Critical Dialogues

W.A.L.K. is a natural research grouping at UoS. Prof. Brian Thompson’s own sculptural practice has, for some time, been focused entirely around art walking. Thompson was Mike Collier’s supervisor for a successful PhD submission that had ‘art walking’ and embodied practice at the centre of its research whilst Dr. Tim Brennan’s own practice has been underpinned by ‘art walking’ for many years. Together, our work forms a substantial area of research with the potential to develop and extend a combined knowledge of contemporary and historical practice.

W.A.L.K. is a natural research grouping at UoS. Prof. Brian Thompson’s own sculptural practice has, for some time, been focused entirely around art walking. Thompson was Mike Collier’s supervisor for a successful PhD submission that had ‘art walking’ and embodied practice at the centre of its research whilst Dr. Tim Brennan’s own practice has been underpinned by ‘art walking’ for many years. Together, our work forms a substantial area of research with the potential to develop and extend a combined knowledge of contemporary and historical practice.

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