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Wordsworth and Bashō: Walking Poets is an exhibition of original and facsimile copies of manuscripts by William and Dorothy Wordsworth and Matsuo Bashō. They are shown alongside new work by contemporary UK and Japanese artists who have responded to the manuscripts, and what originally inspired them, in ways that are as fresh, creative and radical now as Wordsworth and Basho were during their lives.

Wordsworth and Bashō: Walking Poets is an exhibition of original and facsimile copies of manuscripts by William and Dorothy Wordsworth and Matsuo Bashō. They are shown alongside new work by contemporary UK and Japanese artists who have responded to the manuscripts, and what originally inspired them, in ways that are as fresh, creative and radical now as Wordsworth and Basho were during their lives.

Walking Poets

Artists: Richard Long, Hamish Fulton, Alec Finlay, Marina Abramovic, Chris Drury, Mike Collier, Brian Thompson, Tim Brennan, Tim Robinson, Julian Opie, Vito Acconci, Bruce Nauman, Melanie Manchot, Richard Wentworth, Francis Alÿs, Janet Cardiff, Atul Bhalla, Simon Pope, Sophie Calle, plan b, Wrights & Sites, Dan Holdsworth, Rachel Reupke.

Artists: Richard Long, Hamish Fulton, Alec Finlay, Marina Abramovic, Chris Drury, Mike Collier, Brian Thompson, Tim Brennan, Tim Robinson, Julian Opie, Vito Acconci, Bruce Nauman, Melanie Manchot, Richard Wentworth, Francis Alÿs, Janet Cardiff, Atul Bhalla, Simon Pope, Sophie Calle, plan b, Wrights & Sites, Dan Holdsworth, Rachel Reupke.

Walk On

Founded in 1978, the organisers say that 'From its humble beginnings in a school gym, the Claremorris Open Exhibition has evolved into one of the premier events on the Irish visual arts calendar. COE has served as a showcase for the very best in contemporary art, both Irish and international. As both a competition and event the exhibition has proven to be fluid in nature, adapting to the constantly evolving nature of contemporary art and the changing contexts in which it takes place.

Founded in 1978, the organisers say that 'From its humble beginnings in a school gym, the Claremorris Open Exhibition has evolved into one of the premier events on the Irish visual arts calendar. COE has served as a showcase for the very best in contemporary art, both Irish and international. As both a competition and event the exhibition has proven to be fluid in nature, adapting to the constantly evolving nature of contemporary art and the changing contexts in which it takes place.

COE

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.  WALK commissioned a series of essays about each of the walks and I was asked to write two (these can be found on the right hand side of this page as downloadable PDFs). I also asked photography students from the University of Sunderland to record each of the walks. Some of these images can be seen below. For more details click more information.

 

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.  WALK commissioned a series of essays about each of the walks and I was asked to write two (these can be found on the right hand side of this page as downloadable PDFs). I also asked photography students from the University of Sunderland to record each of the walks. Some of these images can be seen below. For more details click more information.

 

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