P A R TS

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28th July - 4th August 2021

Hannah Whitfield

Zoë Carlon


This pamphlet documents our process throughout this commission. It contains our influences, research, and observations from the walks we have taken. We hope it offers an honest insight into our working methods and contextualises the works we have presented here.

Upon reflection, we have realised that making the time to meet and walk around the city has become as important an act as developing the physical work.


We see this as an ongoing project that has enabled us to explore new ways of working, and also an opportunity for us to collaborate for the first time. We had no idea what we were going to make prior to our walks but that was the point. We do not intend for this to be a resolved exhibition, rather, this project is the result of an experiment in how we could work.


Pyschogeography by Melrlin Coverley (2008)


‘The most expansive engagement with place and space that we can have consists in re-engaging with what is right in front of us, and around us.’

Will Self In Search of the Self - The Benefits of Psychogeography (2020)

Area cleared near the River Calder and relief road (2015)


‘The indeterminacy of a ramble, on which muc possible speed, as well as the electronic transm mind, like the feet, works at about three miles Radical Attention, Julia Bell (2020)


ch may be discovered, is being replaced by the determinate shortest distance to be traversed with all missions that make real travel less necessary...I like walking because it is slow, and I suspect that the an hour. If this is so, then modern life is moving faster than the speed of thought, or thoughtfulness.’

Rebecca Solnit Wanderlust The History of Walking (2001)


A young girl was walking home from school in front of me. She was slightly behind the rest of the group, distracted and absorbed by her surroundings. I was jealous of her intuitive and impulsive responses to this (many would say mundane) landscape. A full body interaction with what was around her, without any pre-conceived notion of how to behave. Or the self consciousness that comes with age.



Met at Sandal & Agbrigg station Friday 7th May 2021, Evening

Walked through Sugar Lane cemetry Left,

up

Doncaster

Cut down next Timber to

Road

to the

Howarth canal

Followed Canal to Fall Ings Lock Up

towards

Stopped Bolles

at

Heath

Common

Dame Water

Mary Tower

Followed Canal alongside Neil Fox Way, near the City Fields housing development Crossed a bridge the canal and river Turned walked Returned

where meet

back on ourselves and down Neil Fox way the

way

we

came





Friday 16th May 2021, Midday

Met

on

Agbrigg

Road

Walked to The Hepworth garden Followed the canal towards the industrial park behind thornes Found Sarah’s and stopped for Walked Thornes

industrial

a

garden chat

through park

Sarah’s garden on Tadman St

Railway Up through

line

and

towards Thornes

arches and Park

Past Sainsburys on Ings Road





Wednesday 2nd June 2021, Evening

A

g

Agbrigg

b

r

i

g

g

wetlands

Along the canal to Walton Colliery nature park Up Oakenshaw Lane to Zoë’s mum and dads aka Walton Herbs Looked at Sandra’s garden Along Oakenshaw Lane towards Hannah’s house





Sunday 6th June 2021, Midday

Started

at

Wood

The

Street

Art

House

a

coffee

for

Cardigan

Terrace

Wentworth Street (St Austins Church /theatre and old gallery) St

John’s

Balne

Square

/

Lane

Church Fields

Balne Lane and public footpath just off it Past and Back

Wakefield The to

The

prison Orangery Art

House



Tulips displayed in beer bottles by exhibitors making entries at the main society annual show. (Wakefield & North of England Tulip Society, Est. 1836)




Fullers teasel Dipsacus fullonum


Wednesday 16th June 2021, Evening

Fall

Ings

Road

Neil on

Fox the

Way road

Starbucks, straight up Doncaster Road Left Agbrigg

along Road

Montague

Street

Agbrigg Finishing Zoe’s

Park at garden



Bibliography

Bell, J. (2020) Radical Attention. London: Peninsula Press Solnit, R. (2001) Wanderlust. The History of Walking. London: Verso Coverley, M. (2008) Psychogeography. London: Oldcastle Books Ltd