Made of Walking

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La Romieu, France

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27 Aug - 1 Sep, 2017

 “Sometimes we walk on the ground, sometimes on sidewalks or asphalt, or other surfaces. Can we find ground to walk on and can we listen for the sound or sounds of ground? Are we losing ground? Can we find new ground by listening for it?”—Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016)

Listening to the ground / Table of Walks is the
inspiration and guide for reflections and
walking actions during the Made of Walking
Festival in La Romieu. (Deep) listening to the
world, related to World Listening Dag 2017, is
our thread and simultaneously a tribute to Pauline Oliveros.

MADE OF WALKING is an international nomadic school and a festival, focusing on interdisciplinary approaches of sound and walking practices, inviting artists and walking practitioners, with actions and workshops, in an atmosphere of experiental dialogue and learning. In 2017 Made of Walking takes place in the historical city of La Romieu (France) and its surrounding landscape, one of the most important passageways for pilgrims towards Santiago de Compostela.

The program consists out of a series of walking actions, performances, workshops, public talks and installations with 35 walking artists and creatives from around the world, including Australia, Canada, US, Brazil, Belgium, UK, France, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Finland, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Algeria and Egypt.

SOUND WALK SUNDAY – invites to globally celebrate audio, geo-located and sound walks. Designated to take place on the last Sunday in August from 2017 on, Sound Walk Sunday will be inaugurated at Made of Walking in La Romieu.

MADE OF WALKING 2017 is organized by the Milena principle (Belgium) with support from Le bouc qui zouke (La Romieu, France), Desartsonnants (France), ARTfactories/Autre(s)pARTs (France), Aifoon (Belgium) and the Museum of Walking (United Kingdom). initiator of Sound Walk Sunday.

Curators : Isabelle Clermont (Quebec), Gilles Malatray (France) and Geert Vermeire (Belgium). We would like to acknowledge the Ontario Arts Council for funding assistance.
Download the Festival programme in English or Francais

Geert Vermeire

Founder Online Jury 2022 Online Jury 2023

Geert Vermeire is a curator, poet and artist, moving constantly between Greece, Portugal and Brazil, with a focus on spatial writing, locative sound & performance and social practices. He develops collaborative processes, departing from the ethical in...

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