Creek Walkshop


Igneous co-Artistic Directors, James Cunningham and Suzon Fuks offer walkshops which include walking “the way of the water” down local creeks.

Cunningham & Fuks lead participants through a series of processes: “grounding” through body-based awareness, slowing down, being deliberately still, and allowing one’s body to absorb the surroundings and the moment. These processes have been developed since 2007 and deepened during our 2014–15 project ‘FLUIDATA’, with over 2 dozen slow creek walks throughout Queensland, Australia, and involving farmers, environmentalists, artists and water lovers.

Following and during the walk, the session allows for discussion around:
– the ways in which the manufactured infrastructures we regularly traverse corral us into lives of instantaneousness, productivity, and ‘getting there’
– alternative notions, such as ‘being here’, reversibility, curiosity and developing wonder in what already exists
– making connections between inner and outer worlds, and
– compassion, empathy, and the water-nature of all life.

Plymouth, UK
Bircham Valley Local Nature Reserve
August 23, 2017
As part of BALANCE-UNBALANCE 2017, [Arts + Sciences x Technology = Environment / Responsibility], A Sense of Place, August 21 to 23, 2017, i-DAT, Plymouth University, UK.

Feldafing, Germany
From railway station to Villa Waldberta via Starzenbach creek.
August 13, 2017
As part of the OVERFLOW experiment, whilst both artists James Cunningham and Suzon Fuks were in residence at Villa Waldberta, City of Munich.