Last week, we introduced the Marŝarto Awards, the award for walking art (excluding soundwalks, for which we host the Sound Walk September Awards).
In 2022, for the SWS Awards, we worked with an online jury which reviewed all submissions, and selected the shortlist, from which the Grand Jury selected the winners and honourable mentions.
This process was a resounding success, and we are very happy to announce that, for the Marŝarto Awards, we are blessed with also being able to work with an expert-heavy Grand Jury.
In addition, we were able to add several superb artists and experts to our Online Jury.
Do take a look at the brilliant collection of experts who will work on selecting the shortlists, winners, and honourable mentions. Meanwhile, the submission process for both the SWS and Marŝarto Awards is open. Do submit your work. We’re very keen to see what you’ve been working on.
The SWS Grand Jury
On the SWS Grand Jury, we had to say goodbye to Hamish Sewell and Anna Luyten. Meanwhile, we’ve brought on Amanda Gutiérrez and Kim V. Goldsmith. Both Amanda and Kim were on the Online Jury last year.
Amanda hails from Mexico City and trained and graduated as a stage designer from The National School of Theater. She uses a range of media to investigate how the conditions of everyday life set the stage for our experiences and in doing so shape our individual and collective identities.
Kim is an Australia-based interdisciplinary artist whose creative output uses sound, video, and writing to explore layers of nuance and complexity within the rural and regional territories in which she works.
The Marŝarto Grand Jury
The Marŝarto Grand Jury is completely new, but most jurors are probably not new to you.
Blake Morris is a walking artist and researcher based in New York City. His work focuses on participatory walking practices, the walk as invitation and walking together at a distance.
Clara Gari is an artist, a researcher, art curator and cultural manager. She is the co-founder and director of the Contemporary Art Center Nau Côclea, and of the walking program Grand Tour.
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.
Fiona Hesse is curator and lecturer based in Germany, with a focus on modern and contemporary art, specialised in walking art.
Radhika Subramaniam is a curator and writer with an interdisciplinary practice. Through text, exhibitions and public interventions, she explores the poetics and politics of crises and surprises, particularly cities and crowds, migration, walking, art and human-animal relationships.
Viv Corringham is a singer, walker and listener, British but currently based in New York. She’s fine-tuned her practice for decades, making soundwalks, concerts, radio works and sound installations, and holds an MA Sonic Art and a Deep Listening teaching certificate.
The Online Jury
We are thankful that the only members of the Online Jury we had to let go, were those who took up a seat in the SWS Grand Jury.
Here are our new Online Jury members.
Carlos Queiroz is a cultural geographer, associate professor, interdisciplinary researcher-artist, and aspiring game designer, interested in the topics: new urbanisms, everyday life, meaningful human interactions and gamification.
David Marleau is a radio producer and folklore storyteller with a penchant for biology. His works construct collaborations between two creative forces: Technology and nature.
Molly Wagner is an ‘unintentional migrant’ to Australia. She left the USA in 1988 for an anticipated five-year residence in Australia and continues to live there. She experiences a chronic sense of transience and impermanence, and walking art gives her a way to explore these themes.
Renate Zentschnig is a graduated theater scientist at the University of Amsterdam and is active as a theater maker since 1992. She obtained her Masters at Dasarts in 2004 and has since then worked as a filmmaker, visual artist, and sound artist.
Richard White is a UK based walking and multimedia artist/researcher, who devises, curates and hosts walks involving listening, sensing, making and asking questions.
For us, we highly value the inclusivity of walking art as a practice, as well as the collective process for selecting the best creations walking artists bring together. Not only are our awards open to everyone, we try to include a broad range of individuals in the selection process.
Do submit your work to our archives, and for the SWS and Marŝarto Awards.
But, also, contact us if you are interested to take up a seat on either the Online Jury, or one of the Grand Juries.
We’re very much looking forward what 2023 will bring, and what you will create this year.
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