01. Course Description

This workshop is designed as a brief survey of some of the origins, theories, processes, and manifestations of walking as art. We will read, watch, and discuss perspectives on walking-based projects. Using this information as a springboard, we will complete walking exercises, and execute our own original walking projects.

This workshop is designed as a brief survey of some of the origins, theories, processes, and manifestations of walking as art. Read, watch, and discuss perspectives on walking-based projects. Using this information as a springboard, students will complete their own walking exercises, and execute original walking-based projects.

Summer 2021 (remotely): We will be covering the following three topics: memory, embodiment, and place.

Summer 2020 (remotely): we will be covering the following three topics: walking as ritual, who gets to walk and where?, and archiving walking.

Summer 2019 (in person): we will be covering the following three topics: observational walking, leading versus following, and using the body as a drawing instrument

Students can expect to walk, view work, read a little, take some notes, make some rough sketches, reflect, and discuss their work.

3 sessions, 3 hours each, one per week (3 weeks total). Each session we will view the work of artists, talk about their approaches, and execute an exercise inspired by this work. Between sessions, students will be asked to do brief readings and create a walking project of their own for us to reflect on at the next class session (2 total).


OBJECTIVES

  • Students will experience  some of the history of walking as creative practice, through the execution of various exercises and experiments in walking.

  • Students will discuss walking-based works after reading, viewing, and experiencing them in person.

  • Students will research, brainstorm, plan, and execute their own walking works.