Walking in Air for ‘Five Bodies’

2022, Traces

of local fieldwork for 'Sounding Ritual: (Soma)tics and Acoustics' talk series. 12/05/2022


During his walk, Will Montgomery reflected on several brief poetry and prose texts, took photos and made audio recordings. (Extracts from the texts he took with him – by Tim Ingold, François Bonnet, CAConrad and Emily Dickinson – are detailed in the presentation below.)

Midway through the walk, Will used blades of grass to talk to an aeroplane. At the end of the walk, out of breath, lying on the ground close to a patch of private land entitled ‘No-man’s Land’, he recorded himself reading read Emily Dickinson’s ‘I breathed enough to take the Trick’ and CAConrad’s poem ‘I find some in the moth’s flight’ – poems that had helped guide his walk. 

Details of Will’s fieldwork and a video of his presentation are available here.