Call for applications – Master Class, Van Eyck Institute, Netherlands

The deadline for applications is 1 July.

Master class led by Master Yeb Wiersma, with Guest master David Helbich

9 September to 16 September 2016

Following the success of The Drive of Drawing master class, the Hubert van Eyck Academie is now organizing The Drive of Walking. This master class investigates walking as a significant aspect of art practice and as a specific method of research, perception and experience.

John Berger wrote, “Stories walk, like animals and men. And their steps are not only between narrated events but between each sentence, sometimes each word. Every step is a stride over something not said.”
The Drive of Walking master class aims to make each step eloquent and to chart the unseen.

The master class will examine walking as a part of art practice in pragmatic, artistic and theoretical respects. The hilly landscape of South Limburg and the urban space of Maastricht (as part of the cross-border “Green Metropolis”) form a natural context for physical and mental walks. The questions of how one walks, what conditions or protocols define the walk, the form in which these are presented, what questions the participants in the master class must answer and what must be left to the public, are all relevant topics for The Drive of Walking.

Applications are welcome from artists, curators, writers, designers, anthropologists, poets, architects, landscape architects and philosophers, for whom walking falls within the scope of their work or who wish to explore what walking may mean to their work. The maximum number of participants is 15.

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