Sweet Waters: walking as epistemology

A walking arts practice exploring intra-action of body and place. The walks are ephemeral pieces performed live by the walking participants, whose presence resonates and is extended via social media. The social media forms part of a materialising of the experience that seeks to extend its presence. This presentation focuses on the Sweet Waters cycle of walks hosted by Richard in June 2017. The walks set out to sense legacies of slave-ownership in Bath and along the River Avon, culminating in a 30 mile walk from Avonmouth on midsummers day.

Richard White is a socially engaged artist/researcher with specialist interest in walking arts practice, social media and intangible heritage. Senior Lecturer in Media Practice at Bath Spa University.