Saturday 6 May, 12pm to 5pm 

Current artists-in-residence Pallavi Paul, Claire Potter and Raju Rage present Eating/ Walking/ Talking; a study day they have developed that takes walking as a mode of processing information, listening and engaging in conversation.  

You are invited to join the artists, and invited contributors Ghislaine Leung and Rebecca Shatwell, to discuss subjects including the radical potential of informal conversation, the temporal process of memory, and issues around translation and poetry.

The day includes a brunch hosted by residency artist Raju Rage followed by walks and talks within the grounds of Wysing and the surrounding countryside. 

The walk will be at a gentle pace and will last a maximum of 2 hours. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing suitable for the day's weather. Please also bear in mind we will be using public footpaths which may not be accessible for pushchairs, wheel chairs or for those with other access needs. The brunch will include gluten-free and vegan options.            

Travel from Cambridge station is available for this event. Book here.

Full Schedule    

12 – Welcome from Wysing's curators, John Bloomfield and Lotte Juul Petersen, in Wysing's reception 

12.15 –  Brunch and discussion hosted by residency artist Raju Rage 

13.30 – Open conversation led by residency artist Claire Potter and artist and writer Ghislaine Leung on Wysing's site 

14.15 to 16.15 – Walk in the local countryside, including breaks for reflection and conversation, led by residency artist Pallavi Paul and Director of AV festival Rebecca Shatwell 

16.15 – Open discussion with tea/coffee in Wysing's reception  

17.00 – End of the day

Artist and writer Ghislaine Leung, lives and works in London and Brussels. Recent solo projects include The Moves at Cell Project Space, London, 078746844 at WIELS, Brussels, Soft Open Shut at Studio Voltaire, London and group projects Hollis & Moneyat Künstlerhaus Stuttgart and ICA, London, Violent Incident, Vleeshal, Middelburg, Prosu(u)mer, EKKM, Tallinn andPerformance Capture, Stedelijk, Amsterdam. Recent writings in How To Sleep Faster, LA.NL, Amsterdam and Pure Fiction's Dysfiction, Frankfurt with her collection of writings Partners forthcoming in 2017. Leung is editor of Versuch Press and member of PUBLIKATIONEN + EDITIONEN. She was resident at WIELS, Brussels 2015 and Hospitalfield, Arbroath in 2016.  

Rebecca Shatwell is Director of AV Festival, Newcastle upon Tyne. She curated the past four editions of the biennial Festival of contemporary visual art, film and sound, including the most recent Meanwhile, what about Socialism? in 2016. She has curated solo exhibitions with artists including James Benning, Torsten Lauschmann, On Kawara, Jessica Warboys, Claire Fontaine, Pallavi Paul and Cyprien Gaillard, in addition to performances with Roee Rosen, Phill Niblock, Test Dept, Bruce McClure and Charlemagne Palestine amongst many others. Festival film programmes have focused on artists including Naeem Mohaiemen, Eric Baudelaire, Lav Diaz, Ben Rivers and Duncan Campbell. Shatwell studied history at Oxford University before completing an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London. Previous roles include curating public programmes at CCA, Glasgow and founding alt.gallery an independent space for sound art. She is on the board of directors of Pavilion, an arts commissioning organisation in Leeds. The next edition of AV Festival takes place in March 2018, www.avfestival.co.uk  

Claudia Firth is currently a PhD researcher at Birkbeck College, University of London in Cultural and Critical Studies, Department of English and Humanities. Her PhD is a non-linear history of three moments of post-economic crises (30’s, 70’s and the present). Her research interests include the art and politics of listening, tools and machines, shared knowledge production, political subjectivity and the sharing economy. She has a background as a visual artist and has facilitated workshops of different kinds in both arts and activist arenas. She has worked with the Precarious Workers Brigade, the Radical Housing Network and other activist groups. She also lives in a housing cooperative. Her writings include articles for Nyx, the journal for the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, Dandelion, the journal at Birkbeck College and DIS online magazine. She has forthcoming articles in journals Parallax and Ephemera.

For more information on the Spring residency artists click here