Four SEAT animators (Webster Crowell, Britta Johnson, Salise Hughes and myself) will be creating animations along the Burke-Gilman Trail during the ‘Long Walk’ art event (July 27-31) created, and led by artist Susan Robb. If you are one of the lucky 50 walkers participating this year, you will stumble upon crazy animators with cameras by the side of the road as we photograph, one frame at a time, a short animated loop inspired by the act of walking. At the end of the 3rd day of the walk you will get a chance to see the pieces as part of an installation involving kites in the Big Barn. I will be there channeling a lynx in some way, shape or form.
Below is some info about the Long Walk from www.thelongwalkseattle.com:
THE LONG WALK, led by Susan Robb, is a time-based, ”open-source”, and socially engaged art event that grew out of a collaboration with Stokley Towles as part of 4Culture’s TRAILS PROJECT. For this iteration, Susan and a group of fifty trail trampers will walk more than 45 miles along the King County Regional Trails System (RTS) in Western Washington over the course of four days – July 28th through 31st – from Puget Sound to Snoqualmie Falls. Along the route, participants will experience a shift in their sense of time, a new understanding of the local geography, and the creation of an interstitial culture.