Students participate in a performative/conceptual art piece by conducting an Art Walk.
What is an Art Walk?
An Art Walk is a form of conceptual and performative art that is ephemeral–not permanent–and experienced by the artist. The experience is memorialized by the artist through documentary evidence. Examples of this are notes, photographs, maps, detritus collected on the walk, drawings, journal entries, poetry, or video. There are lots of possibilities.
Plan the length of your artworkA short duration of 10-20 minutes is sufficient.
Use your phone or watch to time it.
Decide on your RouteAre you heading for a certain destination?
Walking out and back? Making a loop?
Dictated by certain clues (ex. turn right when…)?
Choose parameters of your walk
Determine Actions or Goals for the Walk.Do you want to notice a particular something?
Take a particular physical action?
Follow a rule (ex. if this, then that)?
Listen to headphones?
Interact with nature or people?
Take a certain action or posture?
It can be whatever you choose: it is your walk.
Take your Art Walk!
When you return, reflect upon the experience and make a record of your Art Walk.Give your Art Walk a title. You may find the title reveals itself to you during this process.
Print the Art Walk Handout below to finalize your assignment and submit for a grade. If you don’t have a printer, use it as a template.
If you need more space than what is provided on the handout, attach additional pages as needed.
Upload the Art Walk Handout and type your answer to the prompt in the submission box:PROMPT: How was the Art Walk for you? Were you able to experience it as a creativity exercise? Or did the so-called “internal critic” show up and criticize? Please answer with a minimum of three sentences. Correct sentence punctuation and capitalization required.