This is a the full compile of Notes for Walking (the space in between time), a locative artwork and app developed for Middle Head National Park, an abandoned naval fort in Sydney, NSW, and presented during the Sydney Festival, 2013. In Notes for Walking, thirteen short video notes are electronically tagged to features of landscape, asking audiences to contemplate notions of waiting, time and impermanence as they walk the site. The project emerges from doctoral research into Buddhist pilgrimage, meaningful landscapes and the goeika poems of the 88 Temple pilgrimage of Shikoku, Japan, and the ways in which contemporary approaches to landscape and spatial narrative may intersect with earlier practices. Please note that the codec used by VImeo adds some pixels and artefacts to the attached, which are NOT evident in the original project and the videos that are bundled in the Notes app.
Presented as part of the Sydney Festival from January 5- 27, 2013, Notes for Walking was downloaded to over 2,700 mobile devices, and attracted audiences of an estimated 3,500-4,000 people to Middle Head during January 2013. The project was also exhibited at Mosman Art Gallery, using video and surround sound within a gallery setting.
Notes for Walking concept, artwork, moving image, text, app and locative experience design by Megan Heyward. Sound design by Michael Finucan.
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Notes for Walking presented by Mosman Art Gallery and Sydney Festival, from January 5- 27, 2013. Developed in association with Mosman Art Gallery, the University of Technology, Sydney (CMAI, CPCE), National Parks and Wildlife Service and Arts NSW.