On Saturday 30 April at 12:00 Hamish Fulton undertook a new walk Slowalk (In support of Ai Weiwei) at Tate Modern in response to the recent disappearance of the artist Ai Weiwei.
Hamish Fulton will open his first one-person show, Walk, in the UK since 2002 at Turner Contemporary, 17 January – 6 May 2012.
Watch the walk at the bottom of this page.
Fulton presented Slowalk (In support of Ai Weiwei) at Tate Modern as a collective action created specifically in response to the iconic architecture of the Turbine Hall and in the context of the recent disappearance of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, whose work Sunflower Seeds is currently on display in the east end of the Turbine Hall as the eleventh project in the series of Unilever Commissions.
Fulton’s Slowalk (In support of Ai Weiwei) is conceived as a meditative experience to which he invited ordinary people to come together and walk very slowly, in a formation created by the artist over a period of two hours. Both Fulton and Ai Weiwei explore the role of political and social activism as a force for change in art and as such this action forms a public gesture of solidarity towards Ai Weiwei and freedom of expression.
Read more at www.tate.org.uk