Richard White

explorations in place and time

About me

I am a creative producer and participatory media artist, intrigued by the possibility of being at the point where the physical and the virtual meet.

My portfolio site: Walknow:tracks

Live walking tweets on: @walknowlive

My practice is steeped in the tradition of participatory arts. I work collaboratively using digital media, articulating location and identity. I am currently experimenting with walking practices and mobile media technology, harnessing the participatory potential of social networks to reveal intangible cultural heritage. I am discovering and sharing meanings of place and time. Reclaiming lost memory. Locating the stories. Creating new ones. I want to create collective expressions of what it means to be Here, Now.

I am a PhD candidate at Bath Spa University, my practice is my research: creative media and heritage.

I am working with the physical, emotional and intellectual experience of walking, interested in location specific knowledge and memory accessed by walking practices and social media.  I am interested in the stories we tell about place and landscape and the feelings evoked by place and landscape.  I am experimenting with social media as a tool to document this, engage with a networked audience and uncover further layers of cultural heritage..

My specific focus is in outdoor contexts, primarily rural and eschewing the bourgeois walking for pleasure or enlightenment tradition. I am seeking to develop my practice though the exploration of walks that were done out of necessity.

Current work on these themes range from the Ridgeway Project completed in 2012,  exploring a section of an ancient track that dates from a time when walking was the sole means of overland transport, to Forced Walks: Honouring Esther, a walking arts project exploring memory, belonging and place, bringing into the present and reflecting on a Nazi Death March, generating resonances through that experience.

I am developing a long term piece of work along the tow paths of the River Avon and the Kennet and Avon Canal, read more on this blog:  RiverWalk Bath

I am using Viewranger and Social Hiking as my principal tools linked to social media accounts.




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