Continuing the journey of the Tortoise and the spider

Be the first to favourite this. Multiple

Walking piece details

No longer available

During World Listening Day 2017 and Made of Walking (II) Ros Bandt created a collaborative work, in collaboration with Geert Vermeire, a sound walk performance “The tortoise and the spider”, a web of walkers.
Focusing on outdoors movement practices and new technology / live electronics the performance invited to new ways of co-operation in sound and movement. The sound artists engaged for this performance with a group of dancers in a collaboration of making a giant illuminated people spider aeolian harp played and moved around, walking at night, connected with strings. The process involved the creation of a “human harp”, a group in movement connected with each other, with portable speakers, locative media, and a tortoise lyra, playing the strings that connect them in their trajectory, resonating with the ground in a global pilgrimage starting at the Parnassos Mountain in Delphi Greece.
Afterwards the lyra and the head of the spider, as itinerants instruments, travelled the world separately with Geert Vermeire and Ros Bandt, engaging in locative media performances and walks with local artists in Athens, Nicosia, Lisbon, New York, Sao Paulo and in Melbourne. This summer the head and body meet again at Lake Prespes in Greece for Made of Walking (V) and travel for Sound Walk Sunday 2019 to Vienna, to become a tortoise spider and tortoctopus sound walk, returning eventually back to Melbourne for a final performance during September.
Vienna, 6-8 September

Leave a Reply

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

Also check out

Walking Piece
Bincks Groene Wandelroute (BGW)

I'M BINCK (Platform of the Binckhorst in The Hague)

Binckhorst, Den Haag, Nederland

The Binckhorst is an industrial area adjacent to the center of The Hague. In the upcoming years, the Binckhorst will be transformed to a high quality place to live and work. BGW gives you the chance to experience the raw identity of the Binckhorst.

Walking Piece
Listening to the Land Pilgrimage for Nature

Kriya Arts & No Planet B Initiative

September 2021, a group of ordinary people set off on an extraordinary odyssey: walking 500 miles along the UK, creating perfromance art along the way, reaching Glasgow exactly as delegates and world leaders arrive in the city for COP26.

Walking Piece
Walking the Michael and Mary Lines

Kriya Arts

In September 2020 Jolie Booth went on a pilgrimage, walking the St Michael's ley line from Land's End to Hopton-on-Sea on the Norfolk coast. It's about 500 miles.

Walking Piece
The Beats Tours


Liverpool, UK

An audio-guided tour following influential locations in the life story of The Beatles. Locations include Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields, and other locations which will inspire nostalgia and invite wonder.

Walking Piece
Poeziepad Berg en Dal

Municipality Berg en Dal, Dorpsplein, Groesbeek, Netherlands

Poëziepad Berg en Dal Ontmoeten, bewegen en natuur. Bij 9 bankjes heeft de werkgroep poëzieborden geplaatst. Inwoners en de kinderen van Berg en Dal zijn uitgenodigd een gedicht in te zenden vanuit het thema 'gezien vanaf de bank'.

Walking Piece
Hearing Australian Identity : Sites as acoustic spaces, an audible polyphony.

Drifting bodies - Fluent Spaces, walking arts encounters/conference, Guimaraes (Portugal) - Made of Walking (VII)


Walking Piece
Pikmin Bloom


Pikmin Bloom is an augmented reality mobile game. Like Pokémon Go, it rewards players for spending time outside. The player’s real-world movements are rewarded with items for Pikmin creatures.

Walking Piece SWS22

Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in Washington DC

CANARIAS DC SOUNDWALK explores the sonic ecologies of the Canary Islands, presenting an itinerary with 7 compositions geolocated across chosen locations in Washington DC. It is a permanent public invisible artwork available from Autumn 2021 onwards.

Walking Piece
The Gathering

Ann Rutherford

Journey back to Mesolithic times, with a soundtrack that reveals the sounds, environment, rituals and beliefs of a tribal gathering.

Walking Piece
HIP Trip of Brighton: A Psychedelic Wander

Kriya Arts

Brighton, UK

Award-nominated sell-out hit one woman show HIP returned as an immersive journey through the streets of 1970s Brighton. "A hugely enjoyable, engaging and at times profound reflection on what we create and what we leave behind" (Total Theatre)

Poodle Walks
Encounter Bay: atmospherics

19 Jan, 2022

Curated news
Goethe-Institut Radio Art Residency 2022 for Artists from Non-German Speaking Countries | Opportunity Desk

24 Jan, 2022