Wed 26 March 2014 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The Photographers’ Gallery. London
This walk was commissioned by The Photographers’ Gallery as part of their programme of events for the William S. Burroughs, David Lynch and Andy Warhol exhibitions.
Texts exploring different types of movement through the urban environment by Virginia Wolf, William S. Burroughs and David Lynch informed our discussions. Themes discussed include different perspectives on the city, motivations and rationales for walking, how we affect the city and how it affects us, and manifestations of class and wealth in the urban environment. We undertook a circular route, starting and finishing at the Photographers’ Gallery, just south of Oxford Street: we walked through Mayfair, down Pall Mall, over Trafalgar Square, along the Embankment and The Strand, back across Trafalgar Square and northwards up Wardour Street. After the walk, we had a drink at the Coach & Horses pub on Poland Street.
Burroughs, W.S. 1993, Naked Lunch, London, Harper Collins, pp 90 – 95
Lynch, D. 1986, Blue Velvet, film, opening scene, available at www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDEzzFtrCTs, last accessed: 12.03.2014
Woolf, V. 1930, Street Haunting: A London Adventure, available at www.ebookspdf.org/view/aHR0cDovL2RvY2VudGkudW5pb3IuaXQvZG9jX2RiL2RvY19vYmpfMTc5NjhfMDQtMDMtMjAxM181MTM0ZTNhN2VhOGU1LnBkZg==/U3RyZWV0IEhhdW50aW5nOiBBIExvbmRvbiBBZHZlbnR1cmUgKDE5MzAp, last accessed: 10.03.2014