Van Eyck Institute: Call for Applications Master Class
Following the success of The Drive of Drawing master class, the Van Eyck Institute is now organizing The Drive of Walking led by Yeb Wiersma together with guest master David Helbich.
This master class investigates walking as a significant aspect of art practice and as a specific method of research, perception and experience. Applications are welcome from artists, curators, writers, designers, anthropologists, poets, architects, landscape architects and philosophers, for whom walking falls within the scope of their work or who wish to explore what walking may mean to their work (deadline 1 July).
John Berger wrote: 'Stories walk, like animals and men. And their steps are not only between narrated events but between each sentence, sometimes each word. Every step is a stride over something not said.' The Drive of Walking master class aims to make each step eloquent and to chart the unseen.
The master class will examine walking as a part of art practice in pragmatic, artistic and theoretical respects. The hilly landscape of South Limburg (the Netherlands) and the urban space of Maastricht form a natural context for physical and mental walks. The questions of how one walks, what conditions or protocols define the walk, the form in which these are presented, what questions the participants in the master class must answer and what must be left to the public, are all relevant topics for The Drive of Walking.
The master class offers its participants options for individual and group walks. An individual walk is in this case an elaboration of the participant's own walk proposal in relation to the shared exploration of philosophical, cultural, phenomenological, botanical, ecological, spatial etc. questions and experiences. The master class leader will initiate the walk in all these senses, and, together with the participants, will examine all its possibilities.
The maximum number of participants for this master class is 15.
All information about The Drive of Walking including the application procedure: www.janvaneyck.nl/en/home/the-drive-of-walking/
Van Eyck Institute
6211 KM Maastricht
Master Class 9 -16 September
Application Deadline 1 July