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Simon King

Towards a dialogical aesthetics of urban walking: Walking as method in contemporary art practice.

My research-by-practice investigates how the act of walking can trigger new processes of making.  Specifically, it considers how walking can function critically and creatively for the contemporary art practitioner as political tool, research tool, and as a tool for sharing insights and information. It considers too, the relationship between the process and product of such walking, for example, through ritual, performance or intervention.  It looks at participant responses to organized dialogic walking through text, image and artefact and asks if walking can provide the context for a new studio and how that might work alongside more traditional spaces of making, thinking and researching.

Supervisor: Professor Esther Leslie