But a direction out there,
And the bare possibility
Of going somewhere?
Henry David Thoreau
As part of the Edinburgh Arts Festival 2014, Deveron Projects relocated to Edinburgh for a day, taking our ongoing investigation into walking with us.
What are the differences and similarites between walking in the urban and rural? As a rurally based organisation, when we walk it is most often in the countryside, out on the hills, in the fields and forests. We percieve this environment to be offering us a great deal of freedom, both in terms of where we can walk, without restraint, and our choice of route–in fact it is because of this that walking in the rural, open countryside has such an appeal, and not just for us. But each environment brings with it a different set of freedoms and non-freedoms, a different set of experiences and potential outcomes; what are those of the rural, and what are those of the urban? What does each have to offer the walker who walks as part of an artistic practice, and those who walk with them?