Friday, November 4, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Its about making something personal. Making something particular to a place and a time. Its about learning and documenting the shape of a city. Its about walking and map-making. Its about performance and document. Its about editing and selecting. Its about turning left or right. Its about going with the flow or making a decision. Its about small journeys or big adventures. Its about stepping out of the house to go to the shop. Its about absorbing everything. Its about bring part of the big picture. Its about allowing the city to play out before you. Its about taking part. Its about seeing and being seen. Its about leaving a trace or being invisible. Its about what you notice and what you don’t. its about keeping hold of it. Its about saving and archiving. Its about lived experience and second hand information. Its about recognizing and its about remembering. Its about story telling. Its about walking for your health, for your sanity or just to see what it’s like over there. It’s about getting home, taking your shoes off and going to sleep. Its about being lonely and lost. Its about ecstatic freedom! It’s about travel, writing, alternative tourism, individual paths and the points where it crosses. Its about planning, architecture, cities. It’s about games, tasks and boredom. It is structure and it is drift. It is about me and where I have been. It ask about you, where were you? Where have you been? And that personal maps cross right here. It about imagining a red line trailing behind your every move, its about deciding to document your moves, its about how your moves then become performance and art.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Monday, November 2, 2009
ALL 44 WALKS 26x26" £200
THE REKINDELING OF A PROJECT (2009)
Now in Bristol, I am in a point of discovery again – finding new routes and learning a new city. It becomes less about travel and seeking the estrangement required for creativity, it is now more about making a home. There are now points of comparison, between Paris and Bristol, and finding a way to communicate this idea of walking as an arts practice to Bristol, this exhibition is my first point of call.
For information about the project, purchasing the canvases or prints contact me on email@example.com
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
hello. blog update. i have moved to bristol and begun to revisit this material in relation to my new location.
It’s sunny in Victoria park today
I’ve got sandwiches in tin foil and water in a lucazade bottle
People are walking dogs or babies. Holding leads or pushing prams.
I came hear to watch them.
To spend some time in the sun.
To stop sneezing in my dusty house with rotten carpet and greasy sink water.
‘fuck you you horrible cunt’ he shout
the park becomes uneasy
he sprints down the hill for sprinting sake, his blue jacket billowing.
I have begun to collect these observations to make a zine for Spike Islands Artists book and zine fair (31st) - what the zines will look like i am unsure.
I have strategies for coping with a new place – with being lost in a new city
- Find places inside (libraries/churches)
- Look content
- Avoid public transport
- Spread errands out, be leisurely
- Take up every ‘small talk’ opportunity
- Find a small patches of grass
When we moved to Bristol there were pianos in the streets
I think i should walk with people...couchsurf again...contact people in paris walk with them. people in england...walk with them.
i get excited again now im writing about it.
I want the work to become about Bristol, as it was about Paris.