21 Oct 2019 | 33 Temple

‘No holiday’, Farm Cove, Sydney, Australia

Last month I had the great fortune to be able to visit Australia and what was even more fortunate was that during my visit I had enough time to contemplate creating three new performative works. One of them was a 'step' piece, which I shall post about ...

19 Oct 2019 | Reading and Walking

105. Tacita Dean and Jeremy Millar, eds. Art Works: Place

Art Works: Place is part of a series of introductions published by Thames and Hudson; their book on performance is on my to-read list as well. It might seem too elementary, but since I’m interested in site-specific work—with “site” defined as a phenomenological response to a particular place, to borrow from Miwon Kwon—I thought it […]

19 Oct 2019 | Blake Morris

British Summer Time – Sunrise Walks

British Summer Time is a series of short sunrise walks in consideration of the time change. In the week leading up to clocks going back, I will be walking from 15 minutes before sunrise until 15 minutes after. I invite you to join me as I cling t...

15 Oct 2019 | Museum of Walking

In the footsteps of literary greats

The title of the blog series is All About Walking but this week it’s all about Writing not just putting pen to paper but also reading the work of others, and encouraging people to write their own stories, all wrapped up around walking. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of Laurie Lee‘s […]

15 Oct 2019 | Reading and Walking

103. Catherine Wood, Performance in Contemporary Art

Because I wasn’t satisfied with Roselee Goldberg’s survey of contemporary performance in her book Performance Now: Live Art for the 21st Century, I decided to tackle another survey of contemporary performance, Catherine Wood’s Performance in Contemporary Art. Wood’s book takes on performance after the 1950s, as well as contemporary work, so it examines the recent […]

09 Oct 2019 | THE LRM

Octobers First Sunday

Hello friends and fellow loiterers As promised here are details of Octobers First Sunday, actually happening on the Second Sunday because, well, we like to make things up as we go along.... We will be meeting 11am outside Fred Aldous on Stephenson Sq...

08 Oct 2019 | Blake Morris

Upcoming Walks, Talks and Events

Upcoming 20-27 October 2019 ︎ British Summer Time is a series of short sunrise walks in consideration of the time change. In the week leading up to clocks going back, I will be walking from 15 minutes before sunrise until 15 minutes after. I inv...

07 Oct 2019 | Blake Morris

Words – Writing and Publications

Books and Chapters: Published as part of Rowman and Littelfield International’s Radical Cultural Studies Series, the book argues for walking as a distinct artistic medium. Featuring Walking with a Beard (2018) inspired by Henry Scott Tuke...

06 Oct 2019 | Blake Morris

Press and Interviews

Press and Interviews Andrew Stuck (2016) Talking Walking Donald Munro (2015) The Fresno Bee Andrew K. Thompson (2013) Ask Andrew Anything Brian Winkowski (2008) Youtube

06 Oct 2019 | Blake Morris

Conference Papers

Mongraphs: Antonin Artaud, forthcoming as part of Routledge’s Performance Practitioners Series. Walking Networks: The Development of an Artistic Medium (2019) London: Rowman and Littlefield International. Peer Reviewed Articles: ‘Pedestrian Provocation...

06 Oct 2019 | Blake Morris

Go for a Walk

GOOGLE WALK Google the name of your town, city, or neighbourhood. Notice where Google plants its pin. Put down your phone and leave all maps behind. Walk to the pin.  FRIEND WALK Go for a walk. Walk about until you run into someone yo...

05 Oct 2019 | Blake Morris

About

WALK WITH ME [email protected] Blake Morris Doctor of Walking In 2006 I walked away from theatre. I was concerned about capitalism. I was concerned about participation. I was concerned about climate change. I was concerned about sust...

05 Oct 2019 | Blake Morris

Walking Networks

WALKING NETWORKS Since the early 2000s there has been an increase in artists who are walking as an essential part of their artistic practice. Walking Networks identifies the unique attributes of walking to develop a definition for walking as an artis...