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Banff Centre of Art - Walking and Art Residency

This wiki-space is an archive/resource relating to the Walking and Art residency at Banff Centre of Art in 2007. All the participating artists are listed with information about their projects and interesting links. It offers a huge variety of walking-based art practice.

There's a nice collection of lists relating to walking here which are worth a look too - types of walking, types of shoes, names of paths...

From the intro:

'Walking, one of the most basic of human activities has long been both inspiration and subject of exploration for artists. Whether the location is rural, urban, interior or imaginative, walking continues to stimulate. Now, more than ever, we are witnessing burgeoning activity in this surprisingly rich and interdisciplinary field. Walking is a central element and driving force in many art practices, in current writing, theoretical investigation, and curatorial projects. From the haikus of Basho to Baudelaire’s theory of the "flâneur" to the current interest in psychogeography, walking continues to animate contemporary art practice.

 Banff and the Rocky Mountains with its surrounding network of trails, history, and culture of walking, provide the ideal context for further exploration of this subject. The Walking and Art residency welcomes artists, writers, and curators, who wish to pursue their practice, create new work, present and discuss ideas, and of course, walk' 

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