Date(s) - 07/07/2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
On April 28 2020, walk · listen · create (that the Museum of Walking co-produces) introduced walk · listen · café, a bi-weekly (once every two weeks) online meeting for creatives in the fields of walking and art. Every ‘café’ lasts between 1 and 2 hours, is headed by an expert introducing a specialist topic (acts as a ‘host’), and followed by an open discussion on the topic at hand.
Online meetings are hosted through Zoom or Jitsi Participants are sent the conference link shortly before the event kicks off. To cover expenses and provide a small gift for the expert, and because we are also trying to find our own way, participation costs a low 3 euros.
These are interesting times; many have little choice but to stay at home, while many others have no choice but to go out and do the work we have discovered is essential to see society continue along nominal lines.
A Walk Listen Cafe online get-together, where an expert introduces a particular topic relevant to the fields of walking will take place on Tuesday 7 July co-hosted by Jez Hastings and Geert Vermeire. This is followed by a moderated discussion on the subject of the meeting, which will last between 1 and 2 hours.
“When we walk we have no choice but to invoke nature time. Moving slowly and deliberately we cannot help but be part of the picture, not a ‘passer through’ but a ‘being in’. The only windows are our eyes, the only air conditioning is the wind.”
“In ‘being more mountain’ Jez Hastings hopes to realise a state in which, as walker, Jez is with-in via the embodied experience. Like the mountain we are there, whether seen or not.”
The beauty is in the walking. We are betrayed by the destination.
Gwyn Thomas, Welsh Poet
Who is Jez Hastings?
Jez Hastings is an artist using photography and stories to document his walks and journeys. Coming from a deep sense and understanding of ecology as well as environmental activism, he has worked in creative arts for over forty years interpreting and questioning place, ownership and landscapes. His journeys are many fold and layered like the environment he occupies.