I created a Facebook group and published prompts in early Spring 2020, and invited people from all over the world to take a collective walk, separately in their own locations, on the weekend of 4/5 April. More than 30 people across the world (Scotland, France, Greece, Iceland, the US, Czech Republic and England) posted and shared their responses, and I then collated their sounds, images and words into a film and blog with the overall aim of ‘Bringing the Outside Inside’. The full prompts are in the blog.
During the COVID-19 lockdown, many were unable to leave their home or hospital, and this was a walk outdoors which was documented for them.
Tamsin Grainger is a writer, bodyworker and walking artist living in Edinburgh. Her work has been featured in Caught By the River, Walking Artists Network, Social Art Library, the Urban Tree Festival, Walking Encounters and Monstrous Regiment’s So Hormonal. Death and Loss in Shiatsu Practice, was published in 2020.