Go on a walk.


The point is to walk, not just think, talk, read or write about walking.


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Google the name of your town, city, or neighbourhood.

Notice where Google plants its pin.

Put down your phone and leave all maps behind. Walk to the pin. 


Go for a walk.

Walk about until you run into someone you know. 

Say hello.


Since the early 2000s there has been an increase in artists who are walking as an essential part of their artistic practice. Walking Networks identifies the unique attributes of walking to develop a definition for walking as an artistic medium. Drawing on historical sources such as the walks of the Romantic poets, Dadaists, and the Letterist and Situationist Internationals, it presents a practice based approach to walking focused on the radical memory of the medium.

Available as part of Rowman and Littlefield International’s Radical Cultural Studies Series, the book covers three contemporary organisations working to develop the artistic medium of walking—London’s Walking Artists Network, Scotland’s Walking Institute and New York City’s Walk Exchange. It is framed by five walking exercises, and invites the reader to create a memory palace for the medium of walking as a practical exploration of artistic walking practices.

Upcoming

26 October 2021 ︎


52 More, Score #10

Date: 26 October 2021
Location: Wherever you are
Time: Anytime
Share: Use the #52More on social media to share your walk, or e-mail me with your results and I will add them to the ongoing blog (blakemwalks@gmail.com).

For Score 10 Roger Boyle and I will be doing a walk the last Tuesday of every month. Please join us as we investigate the passage of time and ‘find materials to make an old-fashioned archive’.

31 October - 7 November 2021 ︎


British Summer Time, Season 5

Date: 31 October - 7 November 2021
Location: Wherever you are
Time: From 15 minutes before sunrise until 15 minutes after.

Join me for my 5th season of sunrise walks, marking the time change. From fifteen minutes before sunrise to fifteen minutes after, wherever you are, over the week that marks the time change.

In Europe, the walks will be the week following the time change; in the States the walks will be the week leading up to it. 

Share: Take a picture at the start, middle and end of your walk and email them to blakemwalks@gmail.com. Share on social using #BritishSummerTime. 

21 June - 31 December 2021 ︎


52 More, Score #7

Date: Anytime before 31 December 2021
Location: Wherever you are

Corona Walker has created an instruction that considers ‘Perforations, inversions, intersections and interactions as transformations’. We invite you to walk it when you feel that you have the ability to return to everyday sociality in an outdoor public space. Read the score and interpret it how you please. Share your walk via e-mail (blakemwalks@gmail.com) or on social media using #52More.
8 - 12 November 2021 ︎


52 More, Score #15

Date: 8-12 November 2021
Locations: Anywhere
Time: Any evening that week.
Share: Use #52More on social media to share your walk, or e-mail me with your results and I will add them to the ongoing blog (blakemwalks@gmail.com).

Liberty and I will be exploring the onset of deep Autumn after both the USA and Europe roll their clocks back in preparation for long winter days. Please join us in walking  the score however you fancy!

21 September - 21 December 2021 ︎


52 More, Score #1

Summer Walk: before 21 December 2021
Time: Any time of Day
Location: Anywhere in the world
Cost: Free
Join: e-mail blakemwalks@gmail.com

For the first score of 52 More Kaitlyn Van Aalsburg, has created a series of 4 walks. Her score points us towards the experience of walking (and not walking) in the landscape, ‘prompted, in part, by the scale - the duration’. We will be repeating the score each season - and invite you to join us!

21 December - 22 December 2021 ︎


52 More, Score #16

Date: 21 or 22 December 2021
Locations: Anywhere
Time: Anytime
Share: Use #52More on social media to share your walk, or e-mail me with your results and I will add them to the ongoing blog (blakemwalks@gmail.com).

Join Billie and me as we walk into winter. We’ll be walking through books of our choosing and crafting stories of space (how does walking function as a storytelling mechanism). Read the score, interpret it how you like, and join us as autumn turns into winter.
WALK WITH ME
blakemwalks@gmail.com


Blake Morris

Doctor of Walking


In 2006 I walked away from theatre.

I was concerned about capitalism.
I was concerned about participation.
I was concerned about climate change.
I was concerned about sustainability.
I was concerned about spending my days locked in a dark room.

Walking was a way to enter the world.

As I walked I realised I wasn’t alone. Networks of walkers with concerns similar to mine were emerging. In Huntly and Helsinki, London and New York City, artists were walking, talking and thinking together. A medium was being developed. Since 2009 I have been dedicated to making art works that can only be experienced as a walk. No matter the content, the medium is constant: the walk is the work of art.

A walk of art is an invitation to move through the world with an artist’s design. So I invite you to walk. No matter the distance we can walk together, just get in touch.

Blake Morris is a walking artist and researcher. He holds a PhD in Drama, Applied Theatre and Performance from the University of East London. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram.