Land Made by Walking: Andrew Greig, Thomas A. Clark, Hamish Fulton, or, the Art of Passing Through

  • Camille Manfredi
Part of the Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies book series (GSLS)


This chapter looks at the way writers, poets and walking artists such as Andrew Greig, Thomas A. Clark and Hamish Fulton work the concepts of trace, archive and evocation with a view to forging new relations between art and space. It suggests that these relations are aimed at relocating the readers and audience at the core of an experience designed to be aesthetic, personal and communal, as well as environmentally and politically conscious, most specifically as regards the ownership and distribution of land in yesterday’s and today’s Scotland.


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  • Camille Manfredi
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  1. 1.University of NantesNantes Cedex 1France

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