23 Oct 2014 | driftingspace

Textually Active: Beating The Bounds

Driftingspace led a walk that responded to artists’ work in the four venues displaying the Walk On exhibition in Plymouth. This was the first ambulatory event for Textually Active as we wandered parts of the city plan, playing on artistic ideas of walking arts practice. It included all, none, or some of the following: Establishing desire lines Making the bounds Pointing […]

20 Oct 2014 | not another psychogeography blog

Laibach, situationist theory and politics

Question: How does one ‘do’ deconstruction and detournement without it becoming simply an academic enterprise? Answer: Laibach !!! What’s interesting about this metal/industrial/rock German band is their use of situationist strategies such as detournement and provocation and also their discursive deconstruction of ideas such as nation state, capitalism and immigration – for more info check […]

13 Oct 2014 | driftingspace

Coming Up: driftingspace at Counter

driftingspace is delighted to be showing at Counter: Plymouth’s Artists’ Book Fair on Sunday, 19th October, 2014 where we will be presenting: Still Shot Dialogue Narrative Diagrammatics Drawings Microtexts Scripts Ephemeral Makings

03 Oct 2014 | gill russell: lorg-coise / foot-print

defining water

Walking in this landscape, you become acutely aware of water. It defines the land. Burns fill up in response to weather,  becoming animate. After heavy rain, water becomes a visceral force in the landscape.midsummer sizzles S-T-E-A-M rises from ov...

03 Oct 2014 | gill russell: lorg-coise / foot-print

colour walks

Alec Finlay has imagined walks between some colour place names in the landscape (Alec Finlay: Some Colour Trends ). Alec was interested to know how the names relate to reality in nature, and if walks between them were actually possible. So I went to ex...

03 Oct 2014 | gill russell: lorg-coise / foot-print

this is your land

The pressure from shooting estates in the Hielan Ways area results in a heavy land management program. Gamekeepers are employed by the big – and frequently absentee – landowners to manage their estates and maintain the grouse population artificially hi...

03 Oct 2014 | gill russell: lorg-coise / foot-print

danger of death

There are reminders everywhere as to the purpose of this land. Often you see piles of discarded gun cartridges. You see them in different colours - blues, green, reds, orange.Perhaps they are colour coded for different types of bullet?On a two day w...

03 Oct 2014 | gill russell: lorg-coise / foot-print

hielan’ safari

‘It is a badge of honour among hikers to have ‘bagged’ all 284 Munros, which to the uninitiated, might sound like a joyless mountain slog. But even for non-committed trekkers, a spot of Munro bagging is an infinitely exhilarating experience in the wil...

20 Sep 2014 | a soft armour

Tying the days together

I  walked from Amsterdam to Austria in a three piece walking suit. 1364 kilometer, 96 days. Every day I wrote a story. Every day I collected pieces of thread, ropes, strings, rubber bands and I tied them together in the order in which I found them...

13 Sep 2014 | 40 Walks Blog

Walking with Adrienne Scullion on 23 August 2014

   Saligo Bay to Machir Bay, Islay I am walking with my friend and colleague, Adrienne. Late August in Scotland can feel like early autumn, but waking up in Port Charlotte today, the sun glistening off a calm and beautifully clear Loch Indaal, summer is still here at least. It’s many years since I’ve visited […]

16 Aug 2014 | a soft armour

A soft armour

It is the simplest thing I can think of. And the simplest things always make the most sense. It is easy. You open your door, you close it behind you. You take your house with you and you walk. Your body moves through the world, becomes part of the worl...