No Trespassing: the art and politics of walking in New South Wales
This is a process-based art project in which I walk the roads, highways and footpaths between Sydney and (eventually) Bathurst, New South Wales. The title highlights my sense of trespassing into lands and stories despite my practice of walking in public places and pedestrian zones, e.g. footpaths, the shoulder of the road, tracks and stories published for general access.
'No Trespassing' is a Neo-Romantic and metamodern gesture that oscillates from the mythic and heroic to the everyday.
I want to acknowledge and pay my respects to the Traditional Owners and Custodians, past and present, of the lands on which I walk, on which I trespass.
I carry a Nikon DSLR 7100, small notebook and pen for recording my experiences and a supply of water and food for the duration of the walk. I share my walks on Instagram as an ironic gesture of social connection. I juggle time, distance, picture taking and the weight of my pack and at the end of each walk I plan my next one using what I learn on the road as a guide.