Ways to Wander the Gallery
Claire Hind and Clare Qualmann
25 intriguing ideas for different ways to walk in and beyond an art gallery - for gallery-goers, walkers, performance artists, students and academics.
In the summer of 2017 the editors led a series of weekly workshops at London’s Tate Modern looking at the relationship between walking, art, experimental writing and composition (using their 2015 book Ways to Wander as a starting point). They invited each participant to create a page for this new book.
Ways to Wander the Gallery includes their reflections on the workshops, on our relationship to the ‘consumption’ of art in the gallery space and the ‘Wander Scores’ - the artists’ pages which are each an invitation to readers to wander in the gallery and beyond.
The book asks you to reconsider your walked relationship with art through the concept of the Wander Score: ow playful and embodied can our wandering be in spaces that often make our feet ache?
This is an invitation to try 25 different ways to wander in and well beyond the art gallery -- inspired by artists Rebecca Horn, Bruce Nauman, Hito Steyerl, Janet Cardiff, Julie Mehretu and others.
Pop the book in your pocket, share it with friends, use it in teaching or in your own workshops, go on a hike with it, and return to the gallery. Read each Wander Score as poetry or make each one a performance.
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.
Publication: 5th November 2018
List Price: £10
Format: ~ Paperback - 106 pages
Size: 12.7 x 20.3 cm
Tags: walking, walking arts, Tate Modern, drift, dérive, walking artists network, psychogeography, improvisation
Buy the Book:
Available from late October
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Available from December
Just a few of the walking tactics and invitations begin as follows: