I ONLY WENT OUT FOR A WALK Guest Artists
FREE and Un-ticketed.
The Into the New 2017 symposium, “I only went out for a walk” is inspired by the writings of 19th Century naturalist and environmental philosopher, John Muir.
“I only went out for a walk
and finally concluded to stay
out till sundown,
for going out, I found,
was really going in.” John Muir
With contributions from Alistair McIntosh, Dee Heddon, John Boursnell, Sarah Hopfinger, and Rosemary Lee.
Through a series of performance lectures, practitioners from an array of disciplines share their experiences of what can happen when an artist ventures out into the landscape beyond “the studio”. How does landscape shape the artist, the work, and the community? Can the ‘outside’ be brought back into the studio? Is it possible for the artist to break down the studio walls and inhabit a place of natural vulnerability? How do we create the potential for ecological change within the audience, the community, and ourselves? What happens when we shift our perspective from ‘visiting the wild’ to ‘being wild’?
This event is supported by the RCS Research Knowledge Exchange