‘Standing, for the second time in my life, on the platform of Edale train station in the heart of the Peak District, I hoped that walking all the way to Scotland might make me a Walking Artist. This was me, leaning into my fear that one day I might run out of ideas. If only I had been able to identify my working methods, maybe it would not have come to this.’
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Opening up Greenwich Village
5 Nov, 2020
A brief introduction to the history of Greenwich Village, as featured in the sound walk 'The Last Eccentrics of Greenwich Village'.
Travelling and stumbling
If one travels on foot there are times that one will stumble. Not just physically but also accidental upon things, events or ideas that otherwise would not have occurred without walking.
9 Nov, 2020
Elspeth Penfold discusses the background to her shortlisted A different LENS, around the ideas of psychogeography, disruption, and the Long Table.
When only the ears may travel
19 Nov, 2020
Carina Pesch talks about her album "The Ears May Travel", created as a reflection on the challenge of travel during COVID.
The 42 walks of Contención Island
12 Nov, 2020
Martin P Eccles reflects on his 42 walks during British lockdown, creating an island of experience with his house at the center.
Home makers, in-between worlds
26 Nov, 2020
Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon and the UK talk about their experience in Ella Parry-Davies' piece 'Home Makers', to be listened to in select locations in London and Lebanon, creating a mix of intimacy, while showing the limits of identification and solidarity.
Shadow-walks (at home)
16 Nov, 2020
Viv Corringham walks with people and then 'sings' their route. Under lockdown, she did this remotely.
Sound walks as contemporary art practice
24 Nov, 2020
Irena Pivka and Brane Zorman discuss their sound walk Sandbox, a meditative experience, a training in mindfulness and encouragement to critically think about our individual experience and environment.
Beat, to the dance
6 May, 2021
Ove Holmqvist is the creator of Holon.ist, a mobile app that synthesises sensory data, like movement, temperature and weather, converting it to sound and music.
And our writing competition winners are…
27 Sep, 2021
Lydia Kennaway and Claudia Zeiske pick up the winners' prizes for the walk listen create inaugural writing competition.