I failed. I was supposed to be at a beautiful city garden at 12.00 to watch a silent movie with a soundtrack made by a dj and drink vermut afterwards. I had reserved a ticket a long time ago. I left in time. I skipped the first metro entrance because i...
I recently had the idea to spend a few minutes every so often looking back at selected exhibitions in order to review what my ideas were at the time, which materials I was engaged with and what techniques or processes I was employing.The natural starti...
Scandal and 3.1 km drawing. Resurgent and 2.2 km drawing.
writing inkless words here but painting memories with the natural inks we made at Estudio Nomada yesterday at the same time(colour samples by Nadine Rauterberg)
Copenhagen, DenmarkOne last walk around Copenhagen with many stops:-Early on, for coffee in the sun on a pedestrian street near the library.-At Nyhavn to photograph the over-photographed canal houses and boats, visit Trine Fournais pottery shop, and use the cleanest public bathroom I've ever seen.-On the Inderhavnsbroen new bike and footbridge across the harbour to admire the view and the architecture.-At an exhibit by Faroese painter Anker Mortensen.-To eat a picnic lunch harbourside and watch [...]
Dear fellow pedestrians,Life as we have known it has changed forever. We have long shared our footpaths with the odd cyclist or skateboarder, but the appearance and proliferation of e-scooter machines is a whole new thing.This new era requires that we ...
Landscape and 2.8 km drawing.
I think I’ve written here about the advice I’ve received from my supervisors about this project. They tell me I should be “skinning” the books I read: reading the introduction and the conclusion and skimming the chapters in between, looking for anything relevant to my project. I’m usually reluctant to do that, because you never […]
The second edition of Sound Walk Sunday will take place on Sunday 1st September 2019, and will be the start of a global week-long festival of sound walking events and performances, celebrating outdoor audio, geo-located, immersive performances, listening walks and sound walks.
I’ve been surprised to learn, over the course of my reading in the last couple of weeks, that the Camino de Santiago is not considered a typical pilgrimage. Peter Jan Margry, for instance, argues that the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela “is not representative of mainstream pilgrimage culture,” and “[i]t is therefore questionable whether, on […]
Sport and 6.4 km drawing.
It is the Urban Tree Festival this weekend – celebrating London’s amazing Urban Forest. While we celebrate our wonderful leafy friends this weekend, I am also commemorating the significant number of trees that are being destroyed at an unprecedented rate at the moment in the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames. This is not something … Continue reading Dead Trees #1 →
Once upon a time there was a mouse and a bramble.* . The mouse made a nest under the bramble where its thorns, nature’s barbed wire, offered protection. The mouse family ate the bramble’s berries. The mice excreted the eaten berries. This dispersed the seeds of the bramble and gave them a good chance of … The Mouse & The BrambleRead More »
Lund, SwedenI left the conference at the university to go for a walk around town. Wandered through the Botanical Gardens, with its blooms and interesting trees and people soaking up the sun; then along the famous cobblestone streets lined with very tidy, very old small houses, until I found downtown. Dipped into the thousand-year-old Lund Cathedral for a few minutes, and continued on around the town. I've been here such a short time, but there are some things I really like about Sweden: th [...]
In preparation for the upcoming Sound Walk Sunday in September, the British Library, together with the Museum of Walking, is hosting Exploring with Sound Walks on June 7, 2019.
Vital and 2.5 km drawing.Discard and 4.5 km drawing.
Sometimes the reason chronically ill people retreat inward, is to hide all the positive things happening to others, so that they don’t feel overwhelmed by the negativity that incurs from within them: Frustration at no longer being able to do those thin...
Exclusion and 5.2 km drawing.
I am very excited to be invited to Made of Walking V in …
Peter Jan Margry’s take on pilgrimage is very different than Simon Coleman’s, whose work I spent the weekend reading. Margry begins this essay, an introduction to his anthology of essays by a variety of scholars, entitled Shrines and Pilgrimage in the Modern World: New Itineraries into the Sacred, with the suggestion that the term “pilgrimage” […]