whitehorsewalk website and apps launched
Three years work comes to an even wider audience: way back long ago when it all began I was checking out locative media and all the possibilities of tweets and photos with their geotags developing into something else. I was walking the Ridgeway developing a commission from Wiltshire Council. One dark winters morning leaving the car park at Avebury our walkers included the Director of the Salisbury International Festival, Maria Bota and artist Ali Pretty. One walk led to another just as one foot leads the other and having completed the Ridgeway Project working with the photographs of Fay Godwin, I found myself high on the Wansdyke with a crowd of walkers discovering that it was walking art.. Walking the Wiltshire White Horses. Ali Pretty and I came back the following year for a great collaboration which grew last year to include the Uffington White Horse.
Finally last week we launched a website with a 100 miles trail round the 9 Wessex White Horses, a short circular walk near each one and a series of day routes linking them all up. At each white horse a sound park experienced via an app. Lots of images from our 3 years on the North Wessex downs all integrated with graphics drawn from Ali Pretty's silks. A great project the social media is lives on and we are still walking.
Here's a report of the launch: