The Excursion – Wordsworthian motifs in the contemporary landscape


Illustrated talk to Leeds Psychogeography Group, 25 October, 5.15pm. Baines Wing Miall Lecture Theatre 2.34, University of Leeds Admission free

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Illustrated by video material from my exhibition Walking Out which drew on landscape paintings in Huddersfield Art Gallery, I consider the challenge posed by surviving Romantic archetypes like The Wanderer, the Ancient Monument and the Picturesque Scene. 2 films of beauty spots in the north of England show visitors sharing an absorption in views which seems to bely mere ‘Heritage’ status, whilst a third film documents the progress of an habitual roadside walker through the urban fringe, exhibiting all the traits of the Wordsworthian outsider at home in a sea of traffic.

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On August 9, 2011

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