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How do we use walking as an art form? How do we use walking as an art form?

Walking And...

Interesting things we've found about walking

Jeremy Deller

At twenty minutes to two, it's a normal, albeit spectacularly sunny Sunday afternoon in Manchester: shoppers, idlers, lunchers.  At ten to, the long, straight expanse of Deansgate is suddenly lined with expectant crowds. As the town hall clock strikes, you begin to hear it: the boom of a bassline, the shrilling of brass and wind.

Gradually the slow-moving, bellowing beast moves into focus. This is Manchester international festival's Procession, organised by Turner prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, the man who got the Women's Institute arranging flowers in the Tate and re-created, with historical re-enactment groups, the Battle of Orgreave, the 1984 miners' strike conflict with police.

 

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