research interests: counter cartography, Walking Art; Social Art Practice; Perfromance & Artistic Intervention, walking art, mapping, psychogeography, drawing research, Sculpture, Writing as artistic research
This exposition sets the scene for my PhD thesis, in that it acts as a bridge between my experiments in Deep Canine Topography, (O’Brien, 2018) and my current research inquiry. Routed in the practice of walking art, and operating on the intersection between art, human geography and critical animal studies, this practice-based research is underpinned by concepts of the ‘animal turn’ in post-human, more than human, philosophy. It presents a number of short texts, which consider aspects of the human-canine co-authored walk, which will form a practice based methodology 'The Walkies as Method'. Accompanying this text is a number of short video and sound works, exploring the twists, turns and rhythms of the walkies, from the human-canine perspective.