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Kris Darby

Kris Darby

(United Kingdom)
I am a senior lecturer in drama and performance at Liverpool Hope and have written numerous articles on drama, theatre and performance. My research concerns walking as an aesthetic practice with a specific focus on imaginative travel. I have explored the significance of walking on the stage and has recently developed this research into studies of the symbolic walking of labyrinths and mazes as well as digital ambulation within walking simulator video games. As a sound artist, my work engages with the merging of self with place, exemplified by his ongoing project If Walls Could Hear (2014), which captures the listening of places through binaural recording.
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hybrid flaneur/flaneuse

Hybrid flaneur/flaneuse has become a performative “orchestrator” of steps and technologies – of sensory and emotional encounters. It is this oscillation between the poetic, the socio-technological, the geographical and the emotional that shifts the meaning of flanerie and walking in the 21st century. Hybrid flaneur/flaneuse can be also described in line with the cultural and aesthetic trajectories of the 20th century ambulatory practices. Therefore, a hybrid flaneur/flaneuse could be a creative merging of the romanticised view of early flaneur, the radical tactics and political implications of psychogeography and the performative/site-oriented elements of Fluxus and Land Art – all considered through a wide range of embodied media, social and geographical sensitivities.

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