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Talking Tapping

2nd December 2017

Sadly Talking Walking Wednesday next week has been cancelled, possibly to be rescheduled in the new year. My walk next Sunday 10th is still going ahead though, please come along! Info here.

Keep Tapping Away!

28th November 2017

A few upcoming Tapping events...

On Wednesday 6th December I'll be doing a performative presentation of the project, as part of Museum of Walking's Talking Walking Wednesday. There'll also be presentations from other artists, activists and professionals. If you'd like to attend please book asap via Eventbrite.

The next group walk is on Sunday 10th December, exploring the 'new' London City Island development - an area that has not yet entered the collective consciousness of the fabric of our city. Full info on the event page.

Art Licks events this weekend + radio thanks!

29th September 2017

An art-packed few days coming up this weekend with AltMFA all as part of Art Licks Weekend.

On Saturday we'll be down on the beach by the Thames in Rotherhithe, for a workshop-style gathering exploring how we can create and interact with each other in this unpredictable environment. Come join us, and bring a problem with you that you'd like to find a solution to! Info here.

As part of the event, I'll be cross-continentally uniting with Marion Tu again to try out some performative walking experimentation. My On The Rocks will meet Marion's Leaving No Stone Unturned...

On The Rocks

The ones that stuck out.

                            walking... scouring and scoring... the beach... fragments of thoughts... ideas... pointers... lives...

                                                                      unite

                                                     gathering together and dispersing, releasing, exposing

notebooks through the years... inscribing the water... into the landscape... transience on permanence... and back again.

Leaving No Stone Unturned

Marion will be walking simultaneously in the streets of Atlanta, GA, USA. Marion is a long-distance member of AltMFA. During the walk, she will be looking for ways to fill the gaps of her absence. She will share photos, words and telepathic thoughts with the audience in an attempt at conjuring the curse of never being there.

 

On Sunday we've been invited to join School Of The Damned for their First 100% Official Unofficial Alternative Education Open-Day. We're on at 1.30pm and will be making a strange salad to explain and collectively transcribe the recipe for an alternative art school!

And finally, just a little thanks to one of my favourite radio presenters, Cerys Matthews, for giving a shout out for my last Tapping Into The City event and the rest of Sound Walk Sunday on her 6music show!

Tapping Into Sound Walk Sunday

24th August 2017

Thanks to Moments Like This for hosting my last Tapping Into The City walk. More about it on their website, including a short video they recorded, take a look here.

The next walk takes place as part of Museum of Walking's Sound Walk Sunday. It's this Sunday, 27th August, focusing on Paddington Waterside - one of the largest areas of regeneration in Central London. Come join in - meet at 2pm at Sheldon Square, full info here.

Tapping walk this Saturday

12th July 2017

The next Tapping Into The City walk takes place this Saturday 15th July in London, as part of Moments Like This. Meet at 11am at Potters Fields Park. Full info here.

Collaborative Walking and Tapping Into Antiuniversity

13th June 2017

Last month's residency at Guest Projects with AltMFA was great - a very fruitful exploration for myself and Marion Tu with our collaborative walking project, Walks-in-Progress. More to come soon! But for now, a little of what we got up to on Marion's site, here - www.mariontu.com/objects-walks-in-progress

My next Tapping Into The City Walk is today! This one's for the Antiuniversity Now festival, and will be exploring the area of the original Antiuniversity, meeting outstide 49 Rivington Street, EC2A 3QB. Info and booking here.

 

Walks-in-Progress and Antiuniversity

5th May 2017

I've been working on Walks-in-Progress during this week's AltMFA residency at Guest Projects. A cross-continental daily walking collaboration between myself in London and Marion Tu, in Houston, Texas. We'll be exhibiting our explorations at Guest Projects this weekend - 1-9pm Saturday 6th May and 1-5pm Sunday 7th May. Our Saturday journey will be a simultaneous group walk open to all, meet at Guest Projects 6pm LDN time (12noon HTX time). Info on that and the rest of the show here.

This year's Antiuniversity programme has launched! A festival and experiment in alternative education, it will feature my Tapping Into The City project via a group walk exploring the area around the site of the original Antiuniversity of London. Tuesday 13th June, 6.30pm. Info on Antiuniversity website here, facebook event page here and please ensure your spot by booking a free place on Eventbrite here 

Online Publication and Upcoming Residency

29th April 2017

Walking Women, the Live Art Development Agency-commissioned publication, is now online. It's a much needed guide to the underrepresented female contingent of artists making walking works, and features my Tapping Into The City project amidst lots of other great work by walking women artists. Take a look here.

It's residency time with AltMFA! We'll be making Guest Projects our home again over the next week (1st-7th May), and exploring the theme of The Future. Come and join us at our open meeting on Tuesday 2nd May (details here) and our open weekend on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May (details here) where we'll be showing what we've been up to, as well as putting on workshops, performances, live events, food and fun!

The Future and Walking Women

25th April 2017

Exciting news!

AltMFA, the alternative art education group/collective I am part of, has been awarded a-n funding! We decided in these turbulent times to take a theme looking at the future. The bursary will help us to tighten up our programme, pay visiting speakers, gather and make use of information and knowledge more usefully and make it easier to share our learning with the public. We are very thankful and grateful to a-n. More details here.

Making walking women artists visible! Following last year's Walking Women festival at Somerset House (where I presented my Tapping Into The City project), the organisers were invited to create a study room guide for the Live Art Development Agency. The launch is this evening. I'm very excited to have a small part in this, and will be speaking briefly about my work along with many other artists. Details here.

Talking about art and education at Res|Fest

Saturday 11th March 2017

This Wednesday 15th March is Res|Fest at the Courtauld. I'll be there as artist and representative of AltMFA, to take part in a panel discussion about changes to art education and impact on artistic practice. There are representatives from the establishment and the alternative, it should make for an interesting and hopefully fruitful and useful conversation. Details here.

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