This talk charts the details of experience within performance, how the body transfers weights or how events arise from breath. Rooted in the tasks and actions of performance art that does not seek to include narrative nor biography but could not exist without either.
Nathan Walker is an artist from West Cumbria. His work explores and constructs relationships between performance and writing. He makes live performance, sound, photographs, video, and textual artworks. His recent performances have been presented in the UK, Helsinki, and Venice as part of the 58th Venice Biennale. In 2019 he completed his doctorate at the University of Salford with a thesis entitled ‘Action Poetry the Vocal Body in Performance Art’ which considered the role of vocal sound in task-led performances and the shared histories of experimental practice across art and poetry. His book Condensations was published in 2017 by Uniformbooks. Condensations arranges language visually as a collection of slow-collage-word-terrains and was constructed following a residency at the Armitt Museum and Library in Ambleside, Cumbria. Nathan is a Senior Lecturer in Photography and Fine Art (time-based practices) at York St John University.