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Acclaimed international artist, Tim Knowles leads a study day about contemporary art and the 'act' of walking with a panel of regional artists.
Following lunch, he will be joined by West Midlands based artists Glen Stoker, Nikki Pugh and Ben Waddington and through group discussion they will unravel the current thinking and interests of artists who utilise walking within their practice.
During the session we will also be joined via Skype by Kaspar Wimberley who works with Susanne Kudielka on projects internationally as interventionists and performance researchers alongside curating Arttours Stuttgart in the city where they live.
The Talk the Walk event also includes entrance to 1395 Days Without Red (2011) at mac birmingham, which follows at 3.30pm, introduced by Eleanor Nairne, Curator of Public Programmes, Artangel.
The event coincides with two exhibitions of Tim Knowles' work in the West Midlands: Paths of Variable Resistance solo show at Airspace Gallery, 7 February - 15 March and Walk On group exhibition at mac Birmingham, 8 February - 30 March.
Knowles' walking works utilise systems, rules and mechanisms to direct and record walks - often incorporating the use of elaborate apparatus or time consuming practices to introduce a sense of chance and unpredictability.
'Talk the Walk' has been supported by mac birmingham
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A3 Project Space
A3 Project Space is an artist-led gallery in Digbeth Birmingham. A responsive and evolving programme of exhibitions, projects and events will support contemporary artists, designers and makers to experiment and take risks with their work and their relationships with audiences.