collaboration with Penny Sadubin
A series of participatory walks.
Ingress:Egress uses walking as a social practice, concerned with direct and immediate interaction with the landscape. Ingress:Egress explores the ways diverse opportunities take art practice outside of the gallery context, an active gesture within contemporary art practice into the everyday with limited impact on the natural world. Community members are be invited to participate and walk alongside the artists and share in their practice.
Penny and Leanne take time at the end of each walk to document their experience, thoughts and emotions, this may include but not limited to writing, sketching, photographs or recordings. Community members are invited to participate in this documentation process. The artists also end each walk with an opportunity to share dialogue in conversation with them and each other, sharing food and the diverse knowledge and experiences of the place, held within the group on the day.
The first series of walks take place through the flood and fire affected landscapes of the Shoalhaven, the areas selected represent an entry, exit or intersection of locations impacted by the 2019/20 fire and flood within the Shoalhaven. Fire:Ground allows for slow contemplation after devastation, the gesture of walking in silence allows for passage through the landscape to acknowledgement, observe and an opportunity to tread lightly through the natural and be equal.
Link to Penny's website www.pennysadubin.com