“In a dérive one or more persons during a certain period drop their relations, their work and leisure activities, and all their other usual motives for movement and action, and let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the encounters they find there.”
A psychogeographical exploration of the territory between twin towns in West Yorkshire and the Ruhr Valley.
Join artist Graeme Murrell as he leads a merry band of followers (flickerers, bloggers, twitterers, texters) on a walk between Leeds and Huddersfield, on perhaps a more engaging journey than the M62 has to offer, though likely just as gruelling at times!
A group of wanderers at play will walk between Leeds and Huddersfield by following a superimposed road route between Dortmund and Unna in the Ruhr Valley. Inscribing the ‘over there’ path by realtime GPS transmission during their journey ‘over here’. Describing in tweets and photographs the attractions of the terrain and the encounters as their adventure unfolds. Comparing over here actualities with over there possibilities. Merging layers, folding in dual impressions, cutting and splicing between here and there to produce a third recombinant landscape online where you can follow their progress, talk to participants, and add observations of your own.
Artist: Graeme Murrell
A project in two parts 1. Walking, 2. Talking (see below).
1. Over Here Over There: Walking the Walk
Date: 17th October 2010, all day
8.30 am Leeds City Square for a 8.45am start
4.45 pm Arrive at St. George’s Square outside Huddersfield Railway Station
5.00 pm Libations at the Head of Steam Pub (St. George’s Square, Huddersfield, HD1 1JF)
Venue: The distance between Leeds and Huddersfield by foot**
Follow the walk: Flickr page | Twitter feed | Over Here Over There’s website
**Make sure you have very comfortable walking shoes, a packed lunch and something to drink. Let’s hope its not raining… and even if you can’t do the walk, join us for a beer as we end the day in The Head of Steam in Huddersfield.
On 25 November the artist will present the second part of the project, ‘Over Here Over There: Talking the Walk’, bringing the experience of his 15 miles walk between Leeds and Huddersfield back in the form of a 15 minutes performance lecture to both the original and new audiences. 0: The body in movement, gesticulating, walking, taking its pleasure; or, the derive. 3: Over here. 6; Over there. 9: Over here over there. 12: The floor. 15: Finit.