W A L Z ²
In 2016 we are embarking on a project that brings back to life the ancient German tradition of the Walz – a form of itinerant scholarship, whereby craftsmen and artists travelled across Europe to study with different masters and perfect their skills. We will be setting out upon a contemporary Wanderschaft, or period of wandering.
Our aim is to take part in residence programmes and to make contact with galleries and artists in various European regions and cities, where we can observe and participate in local practices, and in turn show our photographs and works. The course of the Walz itself will be documented through photography and film, the Wanderschaft itself will thereby become an artwork.
The course of the Walz will be determined by invitations to participate in artist residence programmes. Each stay will culminate in a presentation of the works that we have created there.
The works that arise in the course of the Wanderschaft will be collated, exhibited and published in book form; the course of the Walz will also be conveyed live, in that most contemporary of mediums: via a blog!