Peripatopolis – performance methods of the International Peripatetic Sculptors Society

Parry, B (2018) 'Peripatopolis – performance methods of the International Peripatetic Sculptors Society.' In: Davis, S and Snepvangers, K, eds. Embodied and walking pedagogies engaging the visual domain: research, creation and practice. Transformative Pedagogy in the Visual Domain Series, 8 . Common Ground Publishing, University of Illinois, IL, USA. (Forthcoming)

Abstract

In towns and cities around the world, the International Peripatetic Sculptors Society (IPSS) organise playful adventures through urban territories that use action-research and performance methods as a form of intervention into spaces of ‘everyday life’. Fusing the Situationist tradition of dérive with Allan Kaprow’s invocation to reclaim the art of everyday life, the IPSS use the urban terrain as ‘raw material’ for spontaneous artistic responses that combine emotional, situational, dialogic and embodied response to place, identity and memory. By combining various peripatetic methodologies, the activities of the IPSS work to unshackle the chains of codified and conditioned behaviour to realise the possibility of free and spontaneous creation.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Keywords: pedagogy, walking, public art, visual art, research methods, urban geography, psychogeography
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture
Divisions: Bath School of Art and Design
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2018 12:39
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2018 12:42
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