In the summer of 2017, Claire Hind and Clare Qualmann led a series of workshops at Tate Modern looking at the relationship between walking, art, experimental writing and composition. They then invited each participant to create a page for Ways to Wander the Gallery.
Ways to Wander the Gallery includes reflections on our relationship to the ‘consumption’ of art in the gallery space and the the artists’ pages which are each an invitation to readers to wander in the gallery and beyond.
The book asks readers to reconsider their walked relationship with art. How playful and embodied can our wandering be in spaces that often make our feet ache? This is an invitation to try 25 different ways to wander in and well beyond the art gallery inspired by the work of artists Rebecca Horn, Bruce Nauman, Hito Steyerl, Janet Cardiff, Julie Mehretu and others.
Claire Hind and Clare Qualmann will look at durational walks, rule-based ambulatory experiences, micro-performances of the everyday, interventions and performance walking encounters. They will also share examples of experimental writing and drawing through performance.
Claire Hind is a performer and visual artist with an international reputation for her teaching practices. She holds a PhD in Play and Performance at the University of Leeds is an Associate Professor of Performance at York St John University and a Senior Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Clare Qualmann is an artist and a researcher with an interdisciplinary performance-based practice. She was a founder member of the Walking Artists Network. She is a Senior Lecturer at the University of East London and an Associate Lecturer at London Metropolitan University, where her teaching and research focus on live art, participatory and site specific practices.