Walkeology and the Wunderkammer of Place (remote)

Online

Event details

2021-07-04 13:00
13:00 UTC
Tickets FREE

Tickets

Log in to book a ticket. Not registered yet? Register first.
Lost your password?

Connected with

The project addresses the conference theme question: what questions does the ground you walk on raise? Here, walking is seen as an archaeological process transcribed into a Wunderkammer of roaming arte/ecofacts, a hoard of perambulatory acquisition, a strolling epistemology. These are walks of collecting found objects and an installation that articulates the embodied culture of a walk.
The project is an invitation for participants to take a walk (perhaps many walks) and collect arte/ecofacts along the way. On their return, they curate their acquired material into a Wunderkammer. Here, Wunderkammer can be read in its widest sense with regard to how a collection might be referred to as ‘curious’ and as a metaphor of the walk. As a form of reference, Joseph Beuys’s, ‘Actions, Vitrines, Environments’ (1983), Chris Drury’s ‘Medicine Wheel’ (1982-1983), Nikolaus Long’s ‘Culture Heap’ (1986-1991) are such examples of collection, assemblage and curation of found objects.
Outcomes of this walkeology will be in the form of:
1. An invitation for participants to create their own and/or collective Wunderkammer which will coalesce with my own walking in my local area and the creation of a Wunderkammer. There is no map, plan or requirement for the walking – the journey is open to all possibilities.
2. A digital online gathering in which participants share their Wunderkammers and in which we discuss the questions raised in the process. This is where the self becomes an integral part of the process. There is potential for this discussion to excavate into the soul of our walking.
3. Please contact me if you are interested in talking part and would like to share your Wunderkammer during the online event ([email protected], please make sure the title of your email includes ‘Prespa’).

Introduction to the project on Sunday 4 July via an online video chat. 

Walking as a Question

Conference · 108 items
Fay Stevens

Fay Stevens

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...

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Also check out

Walking Piece
Confluence
Post
berjalan

1 Mar, 2022

Fay Stevens – 30 Days o...
Arboreal

23 Sep, 2020

Fay Stevens – 30 Days o...
Arboreal

2 Sep, 2020

Walking Piece
Embodied Cartographies: Mineral Liquidities and Fluid Heritage in Bath (UK) and Guimarães (Portugal)

DRIFTING BODIES / FLUENT SPACES

Somerset, UK

Fay Stevens – w/r
Shoreline : Swanage Bay

25 Sep, 2020

Free
Walking Event SWS21
Walkeology: Wunderkammers and the Culture of Place

Fay Stevens, University of Winchester Heritage Open Days

12 - 19 Sep, 2021

Online

Free for supporting members
walk · listen · café
Into the Night: An Evening of Nocturnal Wanderings

2022-12-20 19:00

Online

A gathering on the night before the longest night. This is the nocturnal world, the place we walk illuminated by constellations of twinkling skies and powerful planets; the locale where our perambulations offer other ways of dwelling and sensing our being in the world and its myriad human and non-human presences. Join us as we stroll together, physically and conceptually, sharing our stories, experiences, feelings, senses and night-time reveries. An evening with the moon and Fay Stevens.

Walking Piece
Shorelines

Swanage Bay, Highcliffe Road, Swanage, Dorset, UK

Walking Piece SWS20
Arboretum

Arboretum members: Anne Versailles, Elspeth ’Billie’ Penfold, Fay Stevens, Hira Sheikh, Joan Kelly, Tracey Benson

Free
Walking Event
Water connections Prespa

2022-09-20 17:30

Online

We invite you to explore Prespa, a national park and lake at the border of Greece, Albania and North Macedonia, and a venue of art practice for almost two decades. Art and science, biology and ecology meet in an evening with two panels about Prespa, water and arts, in a dialogue with artists, researchers, scientists and ecologists, a confluence of the Prespa lake with Oika in the US, the El Hondo Wetland in Spain, the wet meadows of Somerset Levels and the waters of Yarun (Bribie Island) in Australia.

Free
Walking Event
Walkeology and the Wunderkammer of Place

HUB Prespa

2021-07-18 13:00

Online