Remote walking – walking with prompts

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2021-07-06 18:00
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The pandemic challenged walking artists to engage with new forms and new media for their practice. Group walking was translated into online walking, allowing people around the globe to walk together virtually. Prompts or “walking scores” facilitated pandemic walkers to explore within the limits of their walking spaces, often in surprising and new ways, individually or with other remote walkers. Online technologies permitted to listen into remote spaces, beyond physical reach in the pandemic. During quarantine and isolation new and even larger communities of walkers emerged, often addressing as well the other urgent problems of our planet, climate change and forced migration. In this Walk Listen Café prominent artists discuss remote walking and talk about their new walking projects for the hybrid walking arts encounters/conference Walking as a Question. Moderated by Geert Vermeire. With Fay Stevens, Christopher Kaczmarek, Deirdre Macleod, Jez Riley French, Pheobe Riley Law and the Woolgatherers group.

Walk Listen Café @ WAC brings scholars and artists together around their research and their practices related to walking arts in a series of 8 online meet ups and conversations, of which this is the first.

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Fay Stevens

United Kingdom

I am an archeologist (UCL) and award-winning lecturer and researcher and have worked in archeological projects in Armenia, Europe and the UK and travelled extensively on academic research including Syria, Jordan, USA and Japan. I specialize in the philosop...

Christopher Kaczmarek

Christopher Kaczmarek is a New York based artist whose work spans both experimental and traditional practices, including sculpture, site specific installations, performance, video, built circuits and solar-powered objects. His work is often interactive and...

Deirdre Macleod

Deirdre Macleod

Deirdre’s artistic practice sits between contemporary art and the discipline of human geography. She uses a range of fieldwork methods and observational strategies to reveal and frame material and experiential aspects of cities, using drawing and movemen...

Jez Riley French

Jez Riley French

my work involves a focus on located listening and recording, including the development and use of extended techniques, photographic scores and encouraging discussion around the borders of sound and sound culture. As an installation artist and music / sound...

Geert Vermeire

Founder

Geert Vermeire is a curator, poet and an interdisciplinary artist, living and working between Brazil, Greece and Belgium. As collaborator and team member of escoitar.org, noTours.org and CGeomap.eu, and co-coordinator of the global community event Sound Wa...

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