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Walking Institute at Edinburgh Art Festival
Thu, 11 Aug 2016, 11:00 – Sat, 13 Aug 2016, 15:00 BST
As part of Edinburgh Art Festival, the Walking Institute will draw together a number of artists and projects, through the common theme of slow travel. Events on 11 and 13 August will investigate representation of female artists who walk and artists who incorporate long distance travel.
11 August 2016, 11am - 5pm, Drill Hall
A programme of events that places women at the centre of discussions and debates about walking and art.
Artist's walks and talks will run alongside a Wikipedia edit-a-thon of women walking artists, an open mic pecha-kucha, a 'walkie-talkie' mobile workshop, and a library of walking women books. For the full programme and bookings for individual events, book here.
12 August 2016 All Roads Lead to Venice
Ugly Walk, 9am - 11am, meet at Ocean Terminal
A walk led by Anthony Schrag that explores the ugly landscapes of industrial estates countering the expectations that a beautiful walk happens in the natural landscapes.
The Psychology of Long-Distance Walking, 11am – 1pm, King's Hall at Summerhall
Anthony Schrag in conversation with artist and long-distance walker Monique Besten (NL) under the guidance of a psychologist. Chaired by Claudia Zeiske, Walking Institute.
Walking to Venice Panel Discussion, 2pm - 4pm, King's Hall at Summerhall
Anthony Schrag, Clemens Wilhelm and the collective practice of Wolfgang Aichner & Thomas Huber, who all made their way to Venice by slow travel, will talk with Italian Lecturer in Visual Culture , Silvia Casini.
Europe: Will we walk again?, 4pm - 6pm, King's Hall at Summerhall
A round table discussion with artists, movers and European cultural shakers to consider how we ca walk and work in Europe post-Brexit. Robin McAlpine/Common Weal, Emmanuel Cocher/Consul Général de France/Institut Français d’Ecosse, Nikolai Peterson/Goethe Institut, Andrea Geile/Artist (D), more to come...
Saturday 13 August 2016, 9am, ca 5 hours
Performance Walk with GÆG: Thomas Huber & Wolfgang Aichner
Start: Sumerhall, 12 miles roundtrip to Pentland Hills where they will be wearing wetsuits and carrying perforated umbrellas.
Find out more here.