A walk of art: the potential of the sound walk as practice in cultural geography

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Butler, Toby 2006. A walk of art: the potential of the sound walk as practice in cultural geography. Social and Cultural Geography. 7 (6), pp. 889-908.
AuthorsButler, Toby
Abstract

Some of the most experimental and exciting work using sound and spatiality has come from the art world. This essay traces how an exciting hybrid of sound art and walking - the sound walk - has evolved over the last century. Examining the latest examples of sound walks in London and New York, and reflecting on the author's experience of creating a sound walk route, this essay focuses on the potential of this medium to create flowing, multi-sensory and embodied ways for social and cultural geographers to research the outside environment. The essay concludes that the medium could also be useful for presenting site-specific cultural geography to the public in an accessible and inclusive way.

Keywordssound art walk; landscape memory; practice-based multimedia
JournalSocial and Cultural Geography
Journal citation7 (6), pp. 889-908
ISSN1464-9365
Year2006
Accepted author manuscript
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CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-8198.2007.00017.x
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/398
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PrintDec 2006
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Deposited24 Nov 2009
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Citation:
Butler, T. (2006) ‘A walk of art: the potential of the sound walk as practice in cultural geography’ Social & Cultural Geography 7 (6) 889 - 908.

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