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(dis)enchantments and perambulations….

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(dis)enchantments and perambulations: walking arts and reluctant heritage
Two walks and two events forming a ‘public’ viva for my creative-practice-as-research PhD submission exploring walking/multimedia arts and reluctant heritage. The walks retrace routes from two projects, Sweet Waters and Honouring Esther forming the research presented, The two events provide an opportunity to view and discuss some of the documentation and new installation work produced.

Thursday June 27 Burdall’s Yard, 7a Anglo Terrace, London Road, Bath, BA1 5NH 18.00 – 20.00. Free entry
(dis)enchantments and perambulations: screenings and discussion
Informal screenings and discussion of media work from Sweet Waters and Honouring Esther.

Thursday 18 July to Tuesday 23 July Corsham Court Long Gallery, Corsham
(dis)enchantments and perambulations: an installation the PhD show

  • Thursday and Friday 10.00-18.00 Open as work in progress
  • Preview: Thursday 18.00-19.45
  • Saturday 0930 walk : a (dis)enchantment  approx 2 miles. meet at the main gate
  • Saturday 11.00-16.00          Closed Sunday and Monday
  • Tuesday 11.00-13.00

Corsham Court, Church Street, Wiltshire, Corsham SN13 0BZ

NB: Free entry but please note there is no parking on the Corsham Court site for visitors to this exhibition. this is a Bath Spa University event and does not provide access to the Methuen collection or the grounds.

Sunday 2 June: re-walking, re-remembering Forced Walks:Honouring Esther
An all day walk from Frome to Bath retracing the route of the Honouring Esther walks in Somerset. approx 15 miles. Meet outside Cheese and Grain, Frome 10.45. Details here

Sunday 7 July: re-tracing and re-membering legacies of slave-ownership in Bath
An all day walk on the triangular route emerging from the Sweet Waters project. From the centre of Bath towards Beckford’s Tower and returning passing Saltford Brass Mill. Approx 12 miles. Meet outside 44AD ArtSpace 09.30.

These two cycles of walks juxtapose the experience of walking for pleasure with coerced walking and forced migration. Honouring Esther attended to a Nazi death march and Sweet Waters explores the legacies of slave-ownership in Bath and along the River Avon. Both projects develop an iteration of a ‘walking-with’ approach towards revealing and countering reluctant heritage.


Author: rswpost

Exploring connections between landscape, place and people. on foot and online. Working collaboratively and harnessing the participatory potential of social media.

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