More than human walking

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2024-03-18 19:00
19:00 UTC
Free for supporting members!
Video recording of the café

Walking arts today became a response to the deep environmental  global crisis we are facing today.  Walking is one of the keys to contextualize and deepen our understanding and relation with the living planet we live on and that we share with other species. We are not only walking our planet, as isolated beings, as explorers, but we are walking with the planet. The sounds, the living creatures, the plants, the geopoetics of every place are factors that connect us to a Nature that is experienced and lived in every step we take. The Walking Body 5 is stepping out of the time and space of the man-made environment, entering in a no man’s land of nature, bringing us back what was before and to where we belong. 

The Walking Body 5 brings 9 international artists together, with the collaboration and involvement of EAAD and schools in Greece (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and Spain (University of Murcia). Each artist has their own connection with walking in a more than human world, Soazic Guezennec (FR), Maria Ristani (GR), Veronica Perales Blanco (ES), David Merleau (CAN) & Fred Adam (FR/ES), Geert Vermeire (B). Manuel Fernandes Miranda (PT), Natacha Antão Moutinho (PT) and Miguel Duarte (PT), in a week long process, interacting with community, the city and its environment, and leading to the exhibition “Walking More Than Human”. All activities at the Garagem Avenida gallery (EAAD) in Guimaraes, open to anyone interested, for 2 weeks.

The WALCafe on March 18th happens simultaneously on location in Portugal and online, introducing the topic through a conversation with the artists and the public. It will be a round table discussion in English, hosted by Natacha Mutinho, Miguel Duarte and Geert Vermeire.

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Lab2PT, Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory, is a R&D unit of the University of Minho focused on Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. WALK is a research project dedicated to the practice of walking [as] an artistic practice

The Walking Body 5

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French artist Soazic Guezennec was born in Switzerland and spends her time living between Berlin, Mumbai and Paris. She creates multimedia art pieces mixing painting, video, installation and art in-situ to explore the relationship between nature and cultur...

Maria Ristani

Maria Ristani

Maria Ristani received her Ph.D. from the School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2012, after completing her doctoral research on the intrinsic musicality of Samuel Beckett’s ‘text-scores’, exploring, in particular, the ro...

Fred Adam

Fred Adam

Online Jury 2024

Founder of the locative media portal the GPSmuseum and co-creator of the collaborative mapping and locative media platform CGeomap, co-creators of the Deep Time Walk app and Jungle-ized the app that brought the Amazon rainforest to Times Square in NYC. Exp...

Geert Vermeire

Geert Vermeire

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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...

Miguel Bandeira Duarte

Miguel Bandeira Duarte

Born in Caldas da Rainha, 1970. Postdoctoral student, Art Department, University Beira Interior, 2023; Researcher at Lab2PT – Landscape, Heritage and Patrimony Laboratory PHD in Fine Art: Drawing, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, 2016; Fun...

Natacha Moutinho

Natacha Moutinho

Online Jury 2024

Natacha Antão Moutinho is a painter, an integrated researcher at Lab2PT (Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory) and an Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture, Art and Design of the University of Minho (UM), Braga and Guimarães, Portugal...

Walking Arts & Local Communities (WALC) is an artistic cooperation project, co-funded by the European Union, Creative Europe, starting in January 2024 for four years. With seven partners from five countries, WALC establishes an International Center for Artistic Research and Practice of Walking Arts, in Prespa, Greece, at the border with Albania and North Macedonia, backed up by an online counterpart in the format of a digital platform for walking arts.

WALC builds on the previous work of hundreds of artists and researchers already practicing Walking Arts as a collaborative medium, and having met at the significant previous walking arts events and encounters in Greece, Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, and during online activities at walk · listen · create.

We acknowledge the support of the EU Creative Europe Cooperation grant program in the framework of the European project WALC (Walking Arts and Local Community).

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.


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