Walking We Ask Questions
Michelle Browne's section
Walking from the point of view of a two year old.
Mark Gary's section of the walk. A short history of music in the Phoenix Park
Siobhan Kane's section
Megan Kennedy's section
Choreography in the Memorial Gardens
The Sacred Harp Singers
James O'hAoda's section
A silent protest.
A two part curated project that took place as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival 2012
Part one: a seven hour curated walk looking at psych geography, social choreography, public Interventions, experiments in public and private space, Synchronized public movement and mis performing the role of the citizen.
Walkers are 'practitioners of the city,' for the city is made to be walked. A city is a language, a
repository of possibilities, and walking is the act of speaking that language, of selecting from those
possibilities. Just as language limits what can be said, architecture limits where one can walk, but
the walker invents other ways to go.”
― Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking
Part Two: Was a two hour curated lecture using the walk using the walk as a jumping off point and looking at the broader theme of social movement. It took place at Project Arts Centre. The speakers were also asked to consider this quote art activist John Jordan:
The greatest medium is the present. As Joseph Beuys said, “Don’t wait to
begin, use what you have.” Start where you are at. Hell, you’ve already
started. What are the tools and tendencies around you? Inside you,
beside you? You could start with your own body. It’s the eco-system you
know best, the source of most of your knowledge and dreams. The art of
social movements has often begun with collective bodily performances as
its first, most abundant resource.
David Landy – Assistant Professor on the MPhil in Race, Ethnicity and Conflict, Trinity College Dublin
Veronica Dyas – Performer and Theatre Maker
Nigel Rolfe (via skype) – Performance Artist and Visiting Professor in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art in London
Owen O’Doherty– PIVOT Dublin, a Dublin City Council initiative devised and co-ordinated by Dublin City Architects
Laurence Davis – Lecturer in Government at University College Cork, Ireland. A Series Editor of the Contemporary Anarchist Studies book series published by Continuum Press, and a founding member of the Anarchist Studies Network.