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Walking Library for a Wild City: new understandings of peripatetic performance and reading

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posted on 2023-10-26, 04:40 authored by Misha MyersMisha Myers, D Heddon
Walking Library for a Wild City: new understandings of peripatetic performance and reading

History

Location

Glasgow European Championship Festival 2019, Glasgow

Start date

2019-05-26

End date

2019-08-10

Language

eng

Notes

These works are part of a larger coherent and on-going practice-as-research project of national and international significance initiated in 2012 and co-created with co-investigator Professor Deirdre Heddon (University of Glasgow). The works are distributed in form as each involves live participatory performances that generate original creative artefacts, both in their process of production and presentation, which are then exhibited and published.

Research statement

"The Walking Library for Wild City" (WLfWC) is located in the field of site-specific performance and participatory public art. It is part of a series of subsequent commissioned events, each original in conception and findings, which generates knowledge of natural environments in urban spaces and people’s perceptions of them through situated and participatory walking and reading performances. This work contributes new understandings of the significant role that situated and peripatetic performance and reading have at a time when libraries and books are undergoing transformation in the digital age. The project was funded by Glasgow European Championships Festival 2018, Glasgow Life and University of Glasgow and included participation from 370 members of the public. The project was mentioned as a distinctive example of women walking artists in the Women Who Walk episode of the BBC Radio 4 The Art of Now series broadcast on 8 October 2018, featured in the RSBP, Scottish Natural Heritage, Grow Wild and Edgework blogs.

Publication classification

JL4 Live Performance of Creative Works – Other

Scale

NTRO Minor

Extent

3 MP4 files (58 minutes total length)

Recognition, awards & prizes

The project was mentioned as a distinctive example of women walking artists in the Women Who Walk episode of the BBC Radio 4 The Art of Now series broadcast on 8 October 2018, featured in the RSBP, Scottish Natural Heritage, Grow Wild and Edgework blogs.

Event

Walking Library for a Wild City

Publisher

Glasgow European Championship Games Festival (2019 : Glasgow, Scotland)

Place of publication

Glasgow, Scotland

Series

The Walking Library Project

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