A walk of art: the potential of the sound walk as practice in cultural geography
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.
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.
|Keywords||sound art walk; landscape memory; practice-based multimedia|
|Journal||Social and Cultural Geography|
|Journal citation||7 (6), pp. 889-908|
|Accepted author manuscript|
|Web address (URL)||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-8198.2007.00017.x|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||24 Nov 2009|
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