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Photo: Guido Mencari

Photo: Guido Mencari


Following on from their Salon the night before, Phil Smith + Mark Offord will head out for a walk together, foraging for doppelgängers and hoping to make new imaginary friends along the way, a walk somewhere in-between a physical and a metaphysical world, that liminal space between a real and an imaginary ramble. 

Participants are advised to wear comfy shoes for walking and bring clothing for a variety of weather conditions.

PHIL SMITH (Crab Man, Mytho) is a performance-maker, writer and ambulatory researcher, specialising in creating performances related to walking, site-specificity, mythogeographies and counter-tourism. He is a core member of site-based arts collective Wrights & Sites. Currently working as a Site Artist for Tracing the Pathway’s ‘Groundwork’ project in Milton Keynes. Associate Professor (Reader) at Plymouth University. Phil’s publications include ‘Anywhere: a mythogeography of South Devon’ (2017), ‘Walking’s New Movement’ (2015), ‘Counter-Tourism: The Handbook’ (2012) and ‘Mythogeography’ (2010).  

MARK OFFORD lives on the Shotley Peninsula and struggles to trace his gene pool wider than the county bounds. His background is in the graphic arts and he co-runs Ipswich based design agency Firebrand Creative. He has recently collaborated with writer Justin Hopper on I Made Some Low Inquiries, is currently recording with Dom Cooper (Unknown Heretic) and developing new works with long term creative partner Stefan Musgrove. Walking is close to his heart and nature is his best friend.

Earlier Event: 5 October
Later Event: 10 October