"Walking Bodies has been a huge inspiration in my process in the past year or two. Walking has been important in my practice since my school years and in the last years it became ever more so. I was recommended the publication by a fellow artist and it was amazing to see more artists working in this medium outside of the “usual suspects”. I highly enjoyed the articles reflecting on the accessibility of walking and participatory practices in general, and on other social questions looked through the prism of walking." Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert (walking artist)
Papers, Provocations, Actions from Walking’s New Movements, the Conference
edited by: Helen Billinghurst, Claire Hind and Phil Smith
A curated collection of papers, provocations and actions from the
‘Walking’s New Movements’ conference held at the University of Plymouth in November 2019.
The experience and variety of walking practices have never been so broad, relevant or unpredictable. Walking Bodies charts some of their very latest developments.
Editors Helen Billinghurst, Claire Hind and Phil Smith put out a call for artists, activists, academics, radical walkers and psychogeographers to discuss, perform and share their experiences of current walking cultures. In these essays, provocations, artworks and documentations, new terrains emerge and diverse energies and thinkings reflect the huge response to the initial call and the demand for tickets to the conference.
Walking Bodies evidences anxieties, exclusions and gradual but major changes of direction for walking arts, towards more considered and embodied practices that re-navigate their terrains and challenge assumptions about trajectories through the unhuman world. Here are the beginnings of differently negotiated, shared, provoked and provocative ambulations.
Walking Bodies is intended for anyone who makes, or wants to make, walking art or walk-performances - and for anyone interested in psychogeography, radical walking, drift and dérive, site-specific performance.
Publication: 1st September 2020
List Price: £25.00
Format: ~ Paperback - 340 pages
Size: 15.2 x 22.9 cm
Tags: walking, walking arts, drift, dérive, wrights & sites, mythogeography, mis-guide, psychogeography, improvisation, phil smith, situationism, Debord
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Iain Biggs: Visiting Research Fellow at Bath Spa University and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Dundee.
Helen Billinghurst: Lecturer at Plymouth College of Arts
John Bowers: Director of Allenheads Contemporary Arts and Trustee of Monkfish Productions.
Emma Bush: Lecturer in Fine Art at Plymouth University.
Carly Butler: interdisciplinary artist
Kevin Butler: performer and home-schooling father.
Megan Calver: artist making sculptural interventions and live actions
Sam Christie: filmmaker and academic
Ami Skånberg Dahlstedt: performer, choreographer, filmmaker and writer
Gudrun Filipska: artist and researcher
Matt Fletcher: Senior Lecturer in Acting and Performance at Solent University
James Frost: puppeteer and puppet maker
Hamish Fulton: walking artist
Rachel Gomme: artist and researcher working in performance and installation.
Philippe Guillaume: walking artist, photographer and art historian
Sarah Harper: artist, theatre-maker, teacher
Duncan Hay: Research Fellow at UCL and Lancaster University
Claire Hind: Associate Professor in Theatre and Performance at York St John University, UK.
Gabrielle Hoad: ecologically oriented artist.
Martin de Jode: lecturer in Connected Environments at the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL
Andrew Hudson-Smith: Chair of Digital Urban Systems at the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL.
Vicky Hunter: Practitioner-Researcher and Reader in Site Dance and Choreography, University of Chichester.
Ishita Jain: Assistant Professor of Architectural History and Theory at Jindal School of Art and Architecture, JGU, India.
Sam Kemp: poet and practice-based researcher at the University of Plymouth.
Simon King: co-leader of Noble & King convivial walking tours
Leah Lovett: artist and Research Fellow at the Bartlett Centre of Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL
Chloë Lund: curator and producer on Land in Curiosity’s ‘Yearlong’ walking project in the UK
Monali Meher: award-winning performance and installation artist
Corinne Noble: co-leader of Noble & King convivial walking tours
Jody Oberfelder: director, choreographer, and filmmaker
Sonia Overall: psychogeographer and founder of Women Who Walk
Elspeth (Billie) Penfold: textile artist
Clare Qualmann: artist/researcher and founding member of the Walking Artists Network
Hilary Ramsden: researcher, artivist and faculty member in the School of Creative and Cultural Industries at University of South Wales, Cardiff.
Morag Rose: artist, activist, academic and anarchoflaneuse.
Anna Sanders-Falcini: artist, researcher and writer.
Sarah Scaife: practice-based doctoral research student in the University of Exeter Department of Drama
William Sharpe: professor of English at Barnard College, Columbia University, New York
Tim Shaw: artist working with sound, light and communication media.
Phil Smith: writer, artist and researcher and Associate Professor (Reader), University of Plymouth.
Cathy Turner: Professor of Drama at the University of Exeter and co-founder of ‘Wrights & Sites’
Richard S. White: freelance walking and multimedia artist/researcher and Senior Lecturer in Media Practice at Bath Spa University.
Ken Wilson: teaches English and Film Studies at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada
Gary Winters: Co-Artistic Director of the celebrated company Lone Twin