Karen Gabbitas, Still from ‘Walk’
Recent work has been influenced by the ethos of John Muir. Walking is a sustainable practice, but I am also interested in it as a form of mark-making. A line of walkers is like a living drawing as our footsteps trace pathways in the landscape.
The work is initially in the experience of the walk itself and its first audience the participants. Working with a professional cameraman, I have been developing editing skills so that, through an immersive film installation, the viewer can experience something of the essence of slow movement.
Karen Gabbitas graduated in Intermedia Art from Edinburgh College of Art in 2011. Her work encompasses performance, film, drawing and installation and is informed by her fascination with ritual and movement. Her work can be seen on her website at www.karengabbitas.com.
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