Saturday 9 March, 10am
Please note on 6-7 Mar, Zineb Sedira Presents will be moved to the Zilkha Auditorium.
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About This Event
– This event takes place in the Creative Studio at Whitechapel Gallery, on the third floor and accessible via a lift or stairs.
– You must purchase a ticket to attend the event. Concession tickets are available. If you require a Personal Assistant to support your attendance, we can offer them a seat free of charge, but it must be arranged in advance.
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– This event is suitable for those over the age of 16
– We are unable to provide British Sign Language interpretation for this event
– We are unable to provide live closed captioning or CART for this event.
– This event last approximately 2 hours.
– To the best of our knowledge, there are no planned disruptions to local transport on the date of the event.
– Our nearest train station – Aldgate East Underground (1 min) is not wheelchair accessible. The closest wheelchair accessible stations are Whitechapel (15 min), Shoreditch High Street (15 min) or Liverpool Street (15 min).
– Free parking for Blue Badge holders is available at the top of Osborn Street in the pay and display booths for an unlimited period. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.
The world and the living are nothing but a halo, an echo of the relation that binds them together.’ Emanuele Coccia (The Life of Plants: A Metaphysics of Mixture, 2018)
‘…what changes if the walk is virtual or fictional?’ Tom Jeffreys (Introduction to Walking: Documents of Contemporary Art, 2024)
Prompted by their experience of visiting landscapes in recurring dreams, Sop invites participants on an artist-led ‘walk/shop’ – a ‘cripped’ walk where you don’t have to move.
Using sound, somatic exercises and herbal tools, and prioritising comfort and autonomy, the group will be guided into a liminal state in which to take a walk through a landscape from their own memory or from their own dreams.
Reflecting on your experience, you will be invited to note down features, sensations, emotions and any narrative from your ‘walk’, and share this with your fellow walkers, if desired. In doing so we can collectivise the individual experiences, travelling between our dreamed or remembered landscapes.
This event forms part of the launch of the latest anthology in the Documents of Contemporary Art series, Walking, guest edited by Tom Jeffreys. It is followed by a talk at 2pm in the Zilkha Auditorium. For more information please see here.
Sop is a torn and crooked leaf, a root embedded in the dirt, a shoot reaching to the sky: An artist working in crip-time using sound, performance, writing, film and objects, frequently in collaboration with others who have also experienced chronic illness. They centre modes of sociality through storytelling, and have a particular interest in opportunities for ‘healing’ outside of the medical-industrial complex through nature, sound, somatics, dialogue and resource sharing.
They are one half of Rita Munus, they sing in Child’s Pose, drum in Woolf and their solo music is called dmf. They are anti-clock, pro-informal-networks-of-care; anti-normality/standardisation; pro-interpersonal-dedication.