GÆG: Global Aesthetic Genetics joined Deveron Projects as part of the Walking Institute’s events at the Edinburgh Art Festival, 2016. Formed by Munich based artists Thomas Huber and Wolfgang Aichner, they created a performance walk from Summerhall to the Pentland Hills.
A walk is usually a private activity. It can take place with or without companions, as a pastime, as exercise or even as a protest. However, when a walk is staged or performed, using unconventional movements, dress, sounds and props it produces a very different experience, for both participants and onlookers. We often seek to rationalise the absurd by trying to define it. Is it a sponsored walk? A protest? Or could this be art?