Friday 20 June 2014
19:00 – 22:00
Findhorn Village Centre, Findhorn
Booking essential through Moray Walking Festival
Bodysurf Scotland has joined forces with Moray Walking Festival to bring you an evening of performance, talks and interactive events around the theme of walking, art and culture.
Join performer, artist and producer Simone Kenyon alongside British poet, editor, literature promoter and psychogeographer Tom Chivers (known for his ‘urban pilgrimages’) and local artist Charis Edward Wells for an evening of exploring ‘Just Walking’.
Walk distance 1-2 miles
Walk difficulty easy
About the artists:
Movement and walking artist Simone Kenyon explores sensory relationships to rural and urban environments through finding the small joys of moving through and with place. Her practice includes developing walking choreographies for both meandering through and around the edges of cities to long distance walking projects for both group and solo experiences. Her interest in developing sensed and experiential explorations of journeys and walks comes from her dance practice, that includes Body Weather and Feldenkrais training. Simone will lead a group walk in which she will touch upon a collection of elements she explores through her practice.
Poet and writer Tom Chivers has been investigating urban landscapes through his ‘urban pilgrimages’ – site-specific walking tours of London’s lost rivers. He is interested in scoping out lost and forgotten places at the cusp of the ancient and the modern. He uses walking as a way of thinking about environment, history and the body. Born in south London in 1983, he is the author of the poetry collections How to Build a City (Salt, 2009), The Terrors (Nine Arches, 2009) and Flood Drain (Annexe, 2014). He has recently edited an anthology of psychogeographic writing entitled Mount London: Ascents in the Vertical City (Penned the Margins, 2014) and will read from this, along with creative non-fiction from his work-in-progress, London Clay: Journeys in the Deep City.
Charis Edward Wells is a performance artist influenced by The Situationist International and inspired by her hometown. Searching for a better way to interpret landscape/cityscape/townscape, she explores with a range of collaborators and methods, from parkour practitioners to crawling with children and roaming the woods with dogs.