Walk, Look, Listen, Slow Marathon: Cabrach – Huntly by Claudia Zeiske

Claudia Zeiske

Writer in residence 2021/22

Claudia Zeiske is a Scotland based curator and art activist who realises a lot of her projects through walking, bringing people, ideas and politics together.

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Julian Ashton reads Walk, Look, Listen, Slow Marathon: Cabrach – Huntly

Walk, Look, Listen, Slow Marathon: Cabrach – Huntly

Phone box, red, redundant, bind boots, off, off we go, tarmac, fresh, air, upwards, onwards, cemetery, farm, redundant, pee, up, up, landrover, rowan tree, keeps witches away, kestrel, up, Old Wife of Aldivalloch, down, down, ford, along, along, trot the pace, bridge, mink trap, wood, dense, sitka, map, break, wine gums and water, sitka, spruce, dark here, pee, gate, farm, redundant, sheep shit, landowner, absentee, Scottish Land laws, awful, must protest, when?, where?, road, Grouse Inn, tea, cakes, thanks Mhairi, thanks, thanks, along, the river, the Deveron, the path, hot, anorak off, Scottish flag, flutter, independence?, maybe?, one day, raspberries, yum, muddy, farm, sheep, shearing, gate, undulating, the river, bull, scary?, onwards, burn, cross, flowers, yellow, pretty, name?, deer, gorse, thick, redundant house, what happened?, to the owner, dead, left?, green, so green, only Scottish green, down, up, up, talk-to-myself, clouds, cumulus, another landscape, stepby step, farm, bins, sheep, mess, tarmac, hate tarmac, sing, song, Die Gedanken sind frei, are they?, free, the thoughts, not sure, emerging blister, along, along, along, hi, along, car, bloody cars, sandwich, water, apple, wine gum, up again, up, up, up, down, down, bridge, willow herbs, from France, they say, brought after WW1, from the trenches, in the kilts, up again, berries, yum, up, woods, pee, woods, sitka, compass, map, right, left, right, curry tonight?, no view, just sitka, there it is, the Clashmach, house hill, the trig point, the cairn, the view, the Huntly, the home, down, down, path, down, road, ASDA, beer.

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