Black Walk Series

‘In black lies the possibility of hope.’ Derek Jarman

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Walking as ‘embodied research’ is the concept behind the Black Walks Series. Inspired by pilgrimage and revolt, the walks weave urban narratives through cities. This on-going project is comprised of 4 walks for which I have created symbols, costumes and a black flag. Kazimir Malevich’s painting ‘Black Square’ is a key inspiration where walking is a ‘return to the zero’ subverting the choreography of urban movement.

It is also an engagement towards a physiological orientation within the context of ‘nomadism’ in relation to the notion of ‘fluid identities’ as a facet of post-otherness.

 


Materials:

3 x SD video/sound

1 x HD video/sound

maps, drawings, sound works, objects, instructions for walks, costumes, performance


Video links:

Black Walk Berlin >>

Black Walk Paris >>

Black Walk London >>

Black Walk Tokyo >>


Previous group exhibitions:

People’s History Museum, Manchester (2016)

Vargas Museum, Manila, Philippines (2015)

NIE Gallery, Singapore (2015)

Hagiso Gallery, Tokyo (2013)

Onca Gallery, Brighton UK (2013)

Parlour Showrooms, Bristol UK (2013)

Talks and presentations:

2016 Made of Walking, Animart Conference, Delphi Greece.

2015 Body in the Contemporary City, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona.

2015 Beyond Contamination, Performance Studies International PSi Conference | Aomori Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan.

2015 Where to? The future of walking arts, Falmouth University, UK.


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Black Square, Kazimir Malevich