18 Feb 2019 | A Wander is not a Slog

A Wander is not a Slog 2019-02-18 06:57:23

I have been delaying this blog post. It signals an end. A reflective punctuation mark on a year-long walk. Moments, pulled from a total experience made significant in their reflection. I have explored fifty-three ways to wander, but haven’t exhausted them yet. A year made meaningful by the generosity of others: their ideas, footsteps and […]

06 Jan 2019 | A Wander is not a Slog

A Wander is not a Slog 2019-01-06 07:41:52

Three hours before low tide… (Low Tide) Three hours before high tide. This last year could easily have been a slog. A long haul of walking lonely as a cloud. Instead it was a ‘simultaneity of stories-so-far’. A year of walking with friends and family, strangers, colleagues, artists and collaborators. Old-friends at a distance when we […]

03 Jan 2019 | A Wander is not a Slog

A Wander is not a Slog 2019-01-03 05:34:03

Walk 51. A Certain History by Linda Rae Dornan. Counting the periphery of The Racecourse for my first walk in #Northampton. 8:32 – 8:35am: 13 gardens, 5 shrubs, 2 visible ornaments. 8:35am: approx. 238 trees 0 visible insects. 8:56am: a pavement that was 4X298. 9:13am: Left foot by leaves, right foot by twigs. 9:24am: passed […]

30 Dec 2018 | A Wander is not a Slog

A Wander is not a Slog 2018-12-30 09:10:31

Unpacking in the surprising prairie wind and staying for a hundred years. Enthralled by phasmagoria and the detritus of history. The years slowly crumble through lack of maintenance. A colonial past that still haunts; its uses change and decline. Every moment captured for Insta posterity. Is the market management meeting still in progress? Corporate beancounters […]

23 Dec 2018 | A Wander is not a Slog

A Wander is not a Slog 2018-12-23 11:09:35

Cheap yellow balls. Or were they lime green? Dropping, bouncing, stopping. Rolling across varied surfaces in multiple cities. Helpful people unwittingly disrupting artistic documentation, but making up for it through increasingly meaningful encounters. For some the tennis ball facilitated a strange availability. For others, a continued exploration of a studied area. For me, a continued goodbye… […]

12 Nov 2018 | A Wander is not a Slog

A Wander is not a Slog 2018-11-12 10:36:22

I absorb Marclay over time. Dipping in and out of his Clock as opportunities arise. How long did Maya and I queue in New York? Massing hours in pursuit of time’s totality.  Whereas artists such as Douglas Gordon famously explored duration through the slowing down of cinematic flow almost to the point of stillness, Marclay […]

09 Nov 2018 | A Wander is not a Slog

A Wander is not a Slog 2018-11-09 07:56:21

A walk between two people in four parts over the course of one day. A combination of the texts and photographs of Blake Morris and Andrew Howe. A walk authored together. i.) performance Chimney Obscures Plane DSB – Waiting Turns A dog down by the river bank scrabbles in fallen leaves Leaving a deposit for […]

24 Oct 2018 | A Wander is not a Slog

A Wander is not a Slog 2018-10-24 13:55:39

Stones have a long memory. Our last meeting unexpected, history links us as we walk the quiet predawn streets of London. We are transported. Together we speak of stones. Rainy Day Women drifting over the Brooklyn Bridge. A Full English. Memorials. Buildings. Bridges. Death dates. A faint hum of suicide. Twelve types of British stone. If these stones could […]

20 Oct 2018 | A Wander is not a Slog

A Wander is not a Slog 2018-10-20 16:48:50

A transitional moment. Brooklyn ‘misty and gray, with one tree out of a hundred to show fall colors.’ London cold and rainy, the summer’s heat wave a distant memory. A heath in London, a hill in Brooklyn.   The mountain will not come to me. Or perhaps it’s just ‘moving at mountain speed’. Molly Mullen Brett […]

09 Oct 2018 | A Wander is not a Slog

A Wander is not a Slog 2018-10-09 17:32:37

To begin with I didn’t know how to walk. I was able to learn to balance. Able to navigate the world on two feet. To engage in a series of tiny falls. The consequences of misjudged falls change. They grow with us.   London is designed for a particular type of body. A body able to […]

05 Oct 2018 | A Wander is not a Slog

A Wander is not a Slog 2018-10-05 07:55:52

Meeting for the first time on a long walk strangers quickly become friends. Red: the colour of infrastructure. Investigating how beauty moves. Invisible oppositions: bird watchers and dog walkers. It depends on what you’re looking for. Silence: wind blowing, bird calls, pavement impact. It depends on what you’re listening for. Invitation: barefoot yoga in the park. […]

21 Sep 2018 | A Wander is not a Slog

A Wander is not a Slog 2018-09-21 15:52:47

In London, Alisa and I began by walking to The Street. This is not, however, the street of Jane Jacobs, a messy entanglement of urban experience; rather it was the corporate street of Westfields Stratford City, Europe’s largest mall. This simulacrum of the street is a space of global consumption. New York’s Shake Shack pushing […]

14 Sep 2018 | A Wander is not a Slog

A Wander is not a Slog 2018-09-14 05:04:50

In February I walked in circles around the ArcelorMittal Orbit in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This week I walked there in a straight line, transecting East London on a journey through my usual stomping grounds. I took pictures every five minutes facing north. And every five minutes facing south. To truly engage in transecting, the route will […]