Claire Hind and Clare Qualmann
54 intriguing ideas for different ways to take a walk - for enthusiasts, practitioners, students and academics.
This is your invitation to some of the many different ways to wander: 54 intriguing encounters produced by artists involved with the Walking Artists Network and beyond.
Pop it in your back pocket, leave it in your rucksack, share it with friends and take them on a walk, use it in creative workshops, read it as if each instruction were poetry, engage with each page as visual art or as a performance activity, let it remind you of places you’ve been or walks you’d like to do. When the moment takes you be inspired by the variety of inventive and reflective ideas mapped out here and then simply… wander.
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From an interview with the editors:
How would you describe walking art?
CH: Walking art connects the imagination with an ambulatory journey ... [It] can be many things: a poetic experience, a theatrical meander, a story ramble, a sound-based amble, a political walk, a subversion, an intervention, a game, a meditation, a dedication, a cultural reflection. The experience can vary from solitary wander to a participatory event. Walking art sharpens the senses so we can focus a little more closely and perceptively with our surroundings or be challenged by how surroundings have been planned.
CQ: As art in which the action or experience of walking is inherent ... a lot of amazing art is inspired by walking, or documents walks, but ... for a work to be walking art people need to take part (to walk, to move) in it for themselves. It’s durational and experiential.
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Ways to Wander 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.
List Price: £7.50
Format: ~ Paperback - 80 pages
Size: 12.7 x 20.3 cm
Tags: walking, walking arts, drift, dérive, walking artists network, psychogeography, improvisation
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Among other things, the collection proposes:
Ways to Wander reviewed (below) on Phonic FM. Start listening at 1:35:00