Art + Psychogeography

Catch up on our Art + Psychogeography Free Exchange discussion, exploring how environments can effect emotions and how walking can be seen as way to creatively explore different places, with a focus on the rural.

Artist Kate Genever and community walker Carole Wright, discuss how psychogeography inspires their practice, starting and ending up at The Cross Keys pub, with a short walk exploring the village of Kings Cliffe.

Kate Genever is an artist and farmer based in South Lincolnshire on her family’s traditional mixed farm. She completed an MA at the Royal College in Printmaking and has been commissioned by organisations such as Yorkshire Sculpture Park, METAL Peterborough, The Wellcome Collection, British Council, Tate and Hull City of Culture. Much of her work sees her co-producing outcomes with individuals, groups, artists, curators and academics in diverse settings such as her family farm, a Yorkshire council estate, a women’s prison, Hull, a caravan park, Venice, and an asylum seekers charity.

“I embed myself in places, often over long periods and the work begins in the personal encounters and conversations I initiate. This person-centred, site-responsive, approach allows for a deep connection resulting in drawings, photographs, prints and curated events.”

Kate Genever

Carole Wright is a community gardener, apiarist, walker and proud South Londoner from Brixton. She has won two awards from The Southbank Centre and The Peadbody Trust for her community work, and this year, Carole joined a team of community advocates to join ‘The Big Lunch Community Walk’, showing the importance of communication and how it can bring about positive change.

“I want to promote the simple act of walking and talking as a point of accessibility, which aren’t dependant on social, cultural or financial status in society. I love walking, I always have. I love just following my feet.”

Carole Wright
Art + Psychogeography
Image: Kate Genever, All the seas are fields, 2018

You can watch previous discussions on our YouTube channel here.