Walking, writing, improvising - conscious-unconscious, Kellerberring-Busselton

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Minchinton, Mark (2003) Walking, writing, improvising - conscious-unconscious, Kellerberring-Busselton. In: Inscape Symposium: Australian Research and Training Centre for the Arts in Psychotherapy, 11-13 November 2003, Edith Cowan University.


In late 2003, I walked from Busselton, to Perth, to Kellerberrin. The route I took, including detours and backtracking, was a journey of c.700km. I carried a pack, a solar panel, a GPS, a handheld computer, and a mobile phone. Twice a day, at noon and one other time chosen by me, I stopped, took a GPS reading and five photographs (NSEW and one other), and wrote about what I heard, touched, saw, smelled, tasted, found, felt, thought, or imagined at those places. I chose one photograph for each place and uploaded it with my writing to a website as email messages. For each day there were two photographs and two texts. I wanted this writing to be as raw, as ‘unmediated’ (acknowledging the difficulties of such an aim), as unedited, as possible. I wanted to catch myself unawares, to get behind the construction that comes with writing with a plan, and with time to edit. Subscribers and visitors to my website read my emails. Some of these people wrote to me as I walked. Intermittently, I read their messages.

Item type Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/1671
Official URL http://ro.ecu.edu.au/carn_artcap2003/25
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 410000 The Arts
Historical > FOR Classification > 1701 Psychology
Historical > FOR Classification > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Keywords White Australia policy, indigenous history, Australia, story-telling, improvisation
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