A 3-day artist-led conference event bringing into view
the rarely observed processes of artistic creation.
Nightwalking was a ResCen event that was artist-led. The themes that were discussed, presented and interrogated over three days were chosen to enable fluid and salient communications centred around issues of process and the re-presentation of those processes. Magic (mess and misery), making trouble, collaborations, confessional, toolbox/box of tricks/tricks of the trade, porosity, and deadline/lifeline/timeline were all offered as points of reference within the over-arching notion of the artist navigating the unknown.
Presentations, installations, discussions, web-work and specially commissioned performance events took place in and around the South Bank Centre and Greenwich Dance Agency in London. Reflective artists and practice-led researchers navigated through aspects of their creative practice, aiming to inform understanding of the specialised work of professional artists.
Nightwalking featured a host of international artists and researchers including Goat Island (USA), Rosemary Lee, Shobana Jeyasingh, Gob Squad (Germany), Desperate Optimists, André Gingras (Netherlands), Graeme Miller, Richard Layzell, Errollyn Wallen, Ghislaine Boddington, Penelope Reed Doob (Canada), Alan Read and Bobby Baker.
This event was supported by Greenwich Dance Agency, London Arts, NESTA and South Bank Centre
The following pages form part of an archive of this event. They were set up in the period leading up to the event, and were used throughout the event itself. The current version you see is the site from this time, with the addition of transcripts from the podium presentations.