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Claire Hind

Stories

6th May 2021

Astronomical: walking York in sidereal time

This is an interview with walking artists Claire Hind and Gary Winters about their experiences walking York in celestial fashion, as part of their project Astronomical. (We also interviewed Claire for our third Edition.)

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Claire Hind

Claire Hind

Claire Hind is an Associate Professor in Theatre and Performance at York St John University where she runs the MA in the same subject. Claire has an international performance practice with artist Gary Winters - together they create dream walks, Super 8mm film, live and visual art influenced by cult cinema, dead icons and dark emotional ballads. Their latest project, Astronomical, created during lockdown, charts a route through the city of York across a year. Gary and Claire have recently published a book for artists and performance makers called Embodying the Dead, Writing, Playing Performing. Claire also collaborates with the walking artist Clare Qualmann as the co-editor of Ways to Wander, a collection of 52 intriguing ideas for different ways to take a walk and with Phil Smith and Helen Billinghurst on their latest book, Walking Bodies, Papers, Provocations, Actions.