Kirk Woolford presented a paper introducing the MiPP project to delegates of the Digital Resources for the Humanities 2010 Conference. He provided an overview of the project’s aims, and also background to his artistic interest in the potentials of the project. Of particular relevance are the works of several ‘walking artists’, produced from the late 1960′s onwards. Such work may straddle Conceptual Art, Land Art, Photography, Public Art, embodied practices, and more recently, Locative Media and Digital Art. The discursive space opened up by Kirk’s presentation articulated just some of the historical context of the Motion in Place Platform and was suggestive of some of the possibilities that MiPP will offer to the wider Humanities and Arts Communities.
Richard Long A Line Made by Walking (England 1967)