Artist-run contemporary art gallery

The Experience of Walking Alice Buscombe

A solo exhibition of photography, video, cross-stitch and text works. This exhibition considers the feeling of immersion while walking and examines how this can be evoked in an artwork.

My own feeling of connectedness to the body, mind and the environment is acute while bushwalking. I use photography and video to create artworks that consider and translate to the audience my own embodied experiences while walking through remote locations in the Australian environment.

I am particularly interested in the unspectacular scenes that I see as I walk, as these are the places that are most characteristic of where I find myself bushwalking. I am not interested in producing beautiful photographs of aesthetically pleasing or overly romanticised landscapes, although some people may find them beautiful. Instead, I want to create embodied impressions where the viewer gets absorbed in the physical experience of walking, and becomes connected to the landscape in a non-hierarchical way.