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Posts tagged “Walking” (page 3 of 3)

Halifax Walking Notebook (Part 1)

  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 1
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 1
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 1
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 2
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 2
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 2 and 3
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 3
  • Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 4
Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 1

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 1

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 1

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 1

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 1

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 1

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 2

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 2

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 2

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 2

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 2 and 3

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 2 and 3

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 3

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 3

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 4

Halifax Walking Notebook, Nov. 4

In November 2007, I undertook a series of walks around Halifax, Nova Scotia, as part of my research for my Interchange installation at NSCAD University. Each day for 33 days, I walked around the city and wrote about walking, art, psychogeography, and the pedestrian experience in Halifax. As I worked, I began to think of the writing and walking as not just an artifact of the project, but an artwork in itself. I’ll post a few excerpts from my notebook here over the summer.

Green Street From Memory

Walking makes me want to write. While living in Halifax last year I walked a lot, often with a camera or a notebook. My favourite coffeeshop in Halifax is Paper Chase on Blowers, with its large tables and windows overlooking Argyle, but on days when I really wanted to focus I would often walk a little further to Coburg Coffee, where I was less likely to run into anyone I knew. I was trying to find time to work on various projects: poems, notebooks, sometimes code. I was trying to put a dent in a stack of books as well, in particular a couple of collections of Don McKay and John Steffler. I resolved to read Lisa Robertson’s Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture only while outdoors, pausing with it in the Public Gardens on my walk home. A little of this aimlessness found its way into my work, always starting sketchbooks and journals that didn’t stick. This drawing is from one of those.

(Iguana sighting)

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