| 2021-07-12 18:00|
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 planet place we live on. It is more and more clear that the future will be ecological or there will not be a future for our species.
Walking our planet is the opportunity to explore this question. The sounds, the living creatures, the plants, the geopoetics of every place are some of the factors that connect us to a Nature that is experienced and lived. Walking in and beyond Prespa 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.
Speakers are Mar Alzamora (Panama), Chris Omni (US), Simona Vermeire (Romania), Geert Vermeire and Fred Adam (Belgium/Spain), Stephanie Whitelaw (UK), Rich Blundell (US), moderated by Faye Tzanetoulakou.
The speakers were asked to provide a presentation of their work, in preparation for the café:
- Sound walks by Mar Alzamora.
- Pathways of Chris Omni.
- Flyways by Simona Vermeire.
- Supercluster by Geert Vermeire and Fred Adam.
- Locative Media and the intelligence of Nature by Fred Adam.
- The walking practice of Stephanie Whitelaw.
- Oika by Rich Blundell
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. Prerecorded paper presentations and other media will be available in this post at least 48 hours before the Walk Listen Café starts, and the participants are requested to look into the online materials before joining the Café.