Dear Walking Artists Network,
Please save the date for WALKING WOMEN, an exciting programme of events that places women at the centre of discussions and debates about walking and art.
From Sophie Calle to Marina Abramovic, Nancy Holt to Patti Smith, Michèle Bernstein to Janet Cardiff, women across the arts have long used walking in their creative practice: as method, outcome, performance, transgression, protest, radical reclamation of space and everyday action. This series of events acknowledges and celebrates their work, sharing practice through walking artworks, talks and discussions.
WALKING WOMEN seeks to create a space in which artists and creative practitioners can connect with one another and with new audiences for their work, generating debate, discussion and new knowledge, with the goal of raising the visibility of these practices.
Artist’s walks and talks will run alongside a Wikipedia edit-a-thon of women walking artists, an open mic of rapid-fire artists talks, and special editions of LADA’s library and The Walking Library, featuring books by, about and related to walking women.
There will be two events this summer, we would love to see you there:
16-17 July, 2016 at Somerset House, London
11 August, 2016 Edinburgh
WALKING WOMEN is curated by Amy Sharrocks and Clare Qualmann, in collaboration with Dee Heddon.
It is presented in partnership with Somerset House, The Live Art Development Agency, The Walking Artists Network, The University of East London, Deveron Arts, Forest Fringe and Geography Workshop.
Conceived in response to the seeming domination of walking art by men.