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(Dis)enchanted Walking - Honouring Esther: installation media

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posted on 24.03.2021, 18:31 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 walking arts and media practice bringing past injustices into present consciousness generating contemporary social justice resonances.

This item: short films made for installation using field recordings, archive and participants' social media from the Somerset UK walks and/or the Lower Saxony, Germany walks. The media was made for installations at the 44AD Gallery in Bath after the Somerset walks (2015) and developed with new content for the 2017 show after retracing the actual route of the death march to Belsen Esther Brunstein survived. The media was intended to be show on a distorting surface creating further folds and pleats in the viewing experience. Some of the items use assets gathered in Somerset 2015, some integrate sequences from these with new material gathered in Germany and some are solely from the walks in Germany. Video is compressed, higher resolution files can be seen here: https://vimeo.com/album/3448570

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.


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

Bristol Hanover Association

crowd funding and support in kind

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