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Honouring Esther walks live phase documentation

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posted on 16.06.2020 by Richard S. White
Honouring Esther. Documentary materials from the two cycles of walks, Somerset, UK 2015 and Lower Saxony, Germany 2016.

Project Outline: The route of a Nazi Death March traced and transposed to Somerset, returned and re-traced in Lower Saxony, Germany. Experimentation with media and juxtaposed registers of walking forms part of Richard White’s investigation of walking art as social justice intervention. Social media. Curated media. Somatic activity. Honouring Esther accessed formal and informal survivor testimony of a Nazi death march.

This item contains documentation of the live phase of the walks:


In this item: A selection of briefings and promotional material and images documenting the live phase of the walking arts project 'Honouring Esther' in Germany and in England. Sample of testimony used on the walk. Images from the live relay of the progress of the walk in Germany and related social media trail to Bath Spa University mediawall (Feb 2016). Further images show route development including the 'entwined' routes created through the transposition of the Death March route from Germany to Somerset and the establishment of 10 stopping places at the point of intersection.


Project Outline: The route of a Nazi Death March traced and transposed to Somerset, returned and re-traced in Lower Saxony, Germany. Experimentation with media and juxtaposed registers of walking forms part of Richard White’s investigation of walking art as social justice intervention. Social media. Curated media. Somatic activity. Honouring Esther accessed formal and informal survivor testimony of a Nazi death march.


Project website: https://forcedwalks.wordpress.com/

Aggregated Social media trails via Social Hiking:

UK http://www.shareyouradventure.com/map/67290/walknowlive/Honouring-Esther-Somerset-2015


Germany http://www.shareyouradventure.com/map/62660/walknowlive/Honouring-Esther-Germany-2016

Maps from the Social Hiking website used here with attribution: http://www.shareyouradventure.com/

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