A SILENT WALK

DATE:
Nov 26, 2023, 10:00-11:30
LOCATION:
Plymouth
RESEARCH STRANDS:
Art / Decolonisation / Mapping / Listening / Walking
FORMATS:
Performance
NETWORKS:
Open City
PARTNERS:
KARST

Alternative description text goes here Image: AGAINST APARTHEID curated by Ashish Ghadiali at KARST (photo: Luke Frost/KARST)

Radical Ecology and members of Open City Night School lead a silent walk from the Mayflower Steps on Plymouth Barbican to the Peace Garden on Plymouth Hoe, as a performance of non-violent and decolonial civic intention.

This public performance is open for all to join and the culmination of Open City Night School, a participatory space held by Radical Ecology at KARST gallery throughout the duration of the Against Apartheid exhibition. Plymothians were invited to consider methodologies including alternative mapping and deep listening as tactics for deconstructing standard civic narratives and forging new collectivities.

How might we walk together in spite of difference? How might we acknowledge the diversity of histories that come together in every moment of public life and work collectively towards a just and sustainable planetary future?

A Silent Walk is preceded by a deep listening meditation conducted by Ximena Alarcon from the Center for Deep Listening and concludes with a performance by Angeline Morrison in the Peace Garden, Plymouth Hoe.

A Silent Walk is part of the Black Atlantic weekend within Open City - a season of decolonial art and public programming organised by Radical Ecology through autumn 2023 with partners across South-West England and in the context of the exhibition Against Apartheid at KARST.