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On Walking: rhythm, repetition, movement

Freeman, Na'ama (2022) On Walking: rhythm, repetition, movement. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Freeman, Na'ama

On Walking: rhythm, repetition, movement (March 16-27, 2022) is an exhibition which includes three emerging artists and one collective whose works evolve through a practice of walking. Together, they explore personal and geopolitical readings of space, using walking as a method to measure oneself against a place and interrogate the different ways we can foster expansive connections, create a sense of belonging and examine the imprints that we leave behind as we pass through our surroundings. Artists Naomi Boyd, Anita Cazzola, Abedar Kamgari and the Roving Designers Collective use activities of remembering, tracing, and gathering to propose new ways of seeing and interacting with the world. Through walking, their works layer everyday encounters and interactions to uncover patterns of movement and investigate the porosity of urban spaces. Boyd, Cazzola, and Kamgari expand on these ideas and walk to interrogate their own subjectivities and relationships to land, as settlers and guests in the place now known as Canada. The walking prompts by the Roving Designers Collective invite audiences to actively participate and transform our individual and collective relationships to place through moments of acute awareness and creative reflection.

Date: 2 May 2022
Uncontrolled Keywords: walking; walking art; outdoor art; place-based practice
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Criticism and Curatorial Practice
Date Deposited: 02 May 2022 18:45
Last Modified: 20 May 2022 21:22
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3609

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