During summer 2015, WalkingLab‘s Sarah E. Truman and David Ben Shannon are conducting a long-distance walking research-creation project along St Cuthbert’s Way to investigate the relationship between walking in nature and creativity.

They will be enacting a more-than-representation documentation, using their concept of sonic cultures.

Following Manning and Massumi (2014), they will take along the following propositions and enabling constraints:

• Walk St. Cuthbert’s way in five days; 24km on the first, 28km on the second, 19km on the third, 19km on the fourth, and 10km on the fifth.
• Remember Brian Eno and his oblique strategies.
• Remember time signature.
• Queer the landscape.
• Write lyrics, rhythm, melody, affect, space, repeat.
• Bring an iPad.
• Bring a note pad.
• Bring a pinhole camera.
• Bring a bowtie and dress for dressing-up.

 

UPDATE (2018)

They composed 10 ‘sonic cultures’ and have written an article in Capacious Journal about the project: http://capaciousjournal.com/article/queer-sonic-cultures/