As I am preparing Along Walk to Nowhere as part of the Whitstable Biennale Satellite program 2018. Here a few thoughts,
I recently completed a commission with A.N.D. ( A New Direction) titled My Creative school, where ten artists were commissioned to work with 10 London schools to bring creative interventions into the teaching by their teachers and also to respond to one of the identified school Development priorities.
The set of cards above was the outcome of seven months of experimental walking, talking and working with the Schools Council, Teachers, Parents and SLT at Churchfields Primary School in Bromley.
I am always elated when what at first glance appear to be quite disparate events within what I do become connected.
The walk for the Biennale was inspired by the work of the Gatwick Detainees Welfare group and their walk for Refugee Tales taking place in July. More about the background to this walk , the work for it began in February of this year, can be seen here: Walking weaving resistance #time4atimelimit
As I prepared our Biennale walk I found this~:
I thought about the need to be playful and reflected on some reading I did about Play as Radical Practice and this quote by Louisa Penfold (Not related) :
‘Changing Play is built upon pedagogic practice that values democratic exchange, uncertainty and difference amongst groups of people’.
It is with this in mind that I have prepared a series of small interventions and games to play as we walk along the estuary at low tide on June 9th.
Details about this walk can be found on the events postings. Looking forward to seeing how we get on tomorrow. Have a great week end.