Walk the Talk


Walk the Talk was a participatory arts project that invited strangers to take an hour long walk with one another in the Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne. Held as part of the 2011 Melbourne Fringe Festival, the project explored themes of social connectedness in contemporary society and our capacity to relate to each other in embodied space when so much of our communications occur in the virtual domain.

Participants had the opportunity to comment about their experience of walking with a complete stranger, and here’s what some of them had to say:

Today a stranger fed my mind with things I didn’t know.

When I talk, I really don’t know how to express the way I’m feeling inside.

By the end of the hour we had just gotten to the guts of our conversation. I shared things with him I have never spoken to anyone about before.

What do you want out of this life? What an incredible prompt for a rich dialogue. Feel full. :-)

Walk the Talk, Cultural Value. Photographer: Isobel Taylor-Rogers, 2012.

Walk the Talk, Cultural Value. Photographer: Isobel Taylor-Rogers, 2011.

 

Walk the Talk, Cultural Value. Photographer: Isobel Taylor-Rogers, 2011.

 

Walk the Talk, Cultural Value. Photographer: Isobel Taylor-Rogers, 2011.