Summer/Fall 2014

Field 2_Critical Space research residency project with DARE-DARE

Project webpage

While Walking is a research project that explores walking as an artistic process and practice. How can walking contribute to the creative process? How can we understand walking as an art form? How does interaction with public space influence walking art practices? In what ways does the urban environment become a source of inspiration, distraction or perhaps intimidation? And, more specifically, what experiences do artists who are women encounter as they make art that involves walking the streets?

While Walking is an opportunity to learn from Montreal-based artists who walk as an aspect of their diverse art practices. Excerpts from recorded conversations with the artists will be shared in the format of an audio walk designed to enable the listener to reflect on the artists’ ideas while walking through the city.

Here is a map where the conversations took place: 

A big thank you to all of the artists for their generosity and insight:

Ette – Wall of Femmes ( – Interviewed July 7, 2014

Victoria Stanton ( Interviewed July 11, 2014

Sylvie Laplante ( – Interviewed July 17, 2014

Karen Elaine Spencer  ( – Interviewed August 6, 2014

Sylvie Cotton ( – Interviewed August 18, 2014

Kathleen Vaughan ( – Interviewed August 25, 2014

Andra McCartney ( – Interviewed August 28, 2014