Walking in Air in Folkestone

(local) fieldwork and collective recollection
Hosted by Diane Dever (Urban Room), Emmanuelle Waeckerlé and Will Montgomery


With Rubiane Maia (performance artist), Sophie Stone (composer, artist), Mick Williamson (photographer), Maureen Wolloshin (composer, artist), Melanie Wrigley (ecologist)

knowledge is formed along paths of movement in the weather-world’.’ ‘la connaissance se forme le long des couloirs transitoires du ‘weather-world’. Tim Ingold

31st May 2022
Introductory zoom meeting with all participants.

Between 31st May and 3rd July 2022
Preliminary field work & reflective documentation.

3rd July 2022, 2 to 5pm, Urban Room, Folkestone
Collective recollection. We gathered to share traces, stories and findings.


Traces of our first ‘Walking in Air’ fieldwork are available on the Walking in Air website and in Walking in Air, Performance Research ‘On Air’, Vol 26 issue 7 (Sept 2022).

Walking in Air

An interdisciplinary project that encompasses walking, writing, thinking, music, performance and discussion. Drawing on Tim Ingold’s suggestion that ‘knowledge is formed along paths of movement in the weather-world’, the project considers walking in air to be a model for speculative thinking, for creative activity and for reconsidering our place within the natural environment. The core walking events give rise to performance, workshop discussion, texts and audio recordings. Participants are drawn from an international pool of composers, artists and poets.
A collaboration with Will Montgomery building on the rich body of poetry-music-environment encounters generated by the tradition of text scores inaugurated by the Fluxus movement as well as as composers such as John Cage, Cornelius Cardew, Pauline Oliveiros and Annea Lockwood to name a few.

The project is supported by UCA research fund, Royal Holloway HARI, The Centre des Livres d’Artistes, Ditchling Museum and Folkestone Fringe.