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(Dis)enchanted Walking - Honouring Esther: Live Phase. A selection of materials and documentation from the live walking phase of the project in Somerset, England and Lower Saxony Germany, including social media generation.

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posted on 24.03.2021, 18:28 by Richard S. White

Two public walking arts projects, Honouring Esther and Sweet Waters, developing a critical walking arts and media practice bringing past injustices into present consciousness generating contemporary social justice resonances.The live work offers an iteration of walking-with (Sundberg 2014) as a non-confrontational approach attending to obscured and reluctant heritage (Tomory 1997).


This item contains documentation of the following:


Honouring Esther 2015-17

Aim: to develop a critical participatory walking arts and media practice bringing past injustices into present consciousness generating contemporary social justice resonances.


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

Funding

The Stephen Clark 1957 Charitable Trust

Frome Town Council

Bath Spa University

Crowd Funded-Indiegogo

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