A SILENT WALK: COMMISSION

DATE:
Nov 26, 2023
LOCATION:
Plymouth
RESEARCH STRANDS:
Art / Decolonisation / Mapping / Listening / Walking / Film
FORMATS:
Commission
NETWORKS:
Open City
PARTNERS:

Alternative description text goes here Image: Antonia Szram, A Silent Walk (2024), Film-still

A Silent Walk is a 6-screen experimental moving image work by Antonina Szram and CineSisters, commissioned by Radical Ecology and Plymouth Culture.

The film draws on the artist’s experiences and feelings leading up to the performance of A Silent Walk which followed a route designed by members of the Open City Night School and ended at the Peace Garden on Plymouth Hoe, where the weekend’s proceedings were drawn to a close. Her methods refer to practices by Dr Sana Murrani and Pauline Oliveros, channeled through workshops which took place in the run up to the performance.

Szram focuses on movement and stillness, on direction and time distortion, and on the alchemy of how images and sound emerge whilst sensing with the subject matter.

Antonina is an interdisciplinary artist based in South West England. Antonina studied Art History and Film Science followed by a postgraduate degree in Visual Culture at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She went on to complete an MA in Contemporary Art Practice (University of Plymouth, UK). Antonina describes her practice as informed by a political upbringing, immigration and time spent living on an organic farm in the UK.