52 Scores (2019-2020)

So much scrap.

On my bookshelf sits a pile of scrap paper: mailers, print-outs of old drafts, REF guidance documents and outdated cases studies. I decided to put it all to good use.

From November 2019-November 2020, I created a weekly walking score, i.e. instructions for walking. I invited anyone from anywhere in the world to join me, together or at a distance, synchronously or asynchronously. 

See all of the scores on Instagram.

British Summer Time (2019-ongoing)

British Summer Time is a series of short sunrise walks in consideration of the time change. In the week leading up to clocks going back, I walk from 15 minutes before sunrise until 15 minutes after, and invite anyone from anywhere in the world to join me.

Walkers in Saigon, Northampton, NYC, Bournville, St. Ives, Cork and Cardiff have all joined me to explore the dawn. Check the British Summer Time blog for details of the season 1. You can see find a discussion of seasons 2 and 3 at the Walking Artists Network Blog.

The 4th Season of sunrise walks will take place 13-28 March 2021. Start walking fifteen minutes before the sunrise wherever you are, and walk until fifteen minutes after. I’ll be taking photos at the start, middle and end of the walk, and will post them on Instagram over the two weeks of the project. Use #BritishSummerTime #SunriseWalks to share on social media. You can find me on Twitter (@formerfresnan) or Instagram (@blakewalks). You can also e-mail me with your photos, stories, blog links or any other sunrise inspirations (blake@walkexchange.org).

A Wander is not a Slog (2018)

A Wander is not a Slog took Clare Qualmann and Claire Hind’s Ways to Wander (2015) as a guidebook for a year of walking. The book features 54 walking scores—specific instructions for taking a walk—written by members of the Walking Artists Network. I set out to complete each one.

For more details visit the project blog: A Wander is not a Slog.
This is not a Slog (2014)

Oval, London. As it is, was, and reimagined.

This is not a Slog consisted of three walking installations. Free and open to the public, the walks were designed to be experienced alone or with companions. Designed for the Joan Littlewood Centenary Fun Palace, at Ovalhouse Theatre, and installed in the Ovalhouse Café, 4 October - 4 November.

Lead Artist: Blake Morris
Writer: Nessah Muthy
Design: Cécile Trémolières
Creative Producer: Carissa Hope Lynch

Through workshops and public sharings the team developed three self-guided walks, unified by stories of mystery, mutiny, music and memory:

Near the cricket stadium, 70-year-old Derek has recently passed. His files remain, bursting with his secrets, obsessions and songs.

Workhouse girl N.S has nothing, not even a name…she combs the grounds of St Mark's church for flotsam and jetsam to build a nest.

Bonnington Square enmeshes an invisible future where memory is externalised. Here, memorial mutineer Saskia recovers her capacity to remember.

This is not a Slog was funded by Ovalhouse Theatre and the Arts Council England.