return | 1987 - 2007

Using walking as the primary medium, a series of explorations investigating the fluid boundaries between the past and the present, sited around Banff and the area’s natural environs during the "Walking and Art" residency at the Banff Centre, 17 September through 03 November 2007.                   . . . for Ingrid Muan (1964-2005)

Monday, October 29, 2007


WEEK SEVEN: Mountain culture in a social setting: a walk for the Banff Mountain Festivals.

Monday, October 22, 2007


WEEK SIX: A walk where the predominant theme is the overt physicality demanded by the work.

Monday, October 15, 2007


WEEK FIVE: A walk which takes place only when nature says so.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Stanley Glacier Group Hike

HIKE#3: Stanley Glacier - Kootenay National Park
Full Day Hike

Brief description:
Time: 4-5 hours return trip
Distance: approximately 10-12 km., depending on route
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 365 m (1200 feet)

Summary: This is a beautiful hike which encompasses remnants of a forest fire, a hanging valley, high peaks (Stanley Peak, Storm Mtn., Mt. Whymper and Boom Mtn.) and the receding Stanley Glacier.

The first half of the hike leads up switchbacks through a huge burn, an area that fell victim to a lightning strike in 1968. Another burn in 2003 has actually created some quite amazing vistas, as well as generating a great deal of new undergrowth. As the trail continues alongside the creek, the forest thins and gives way to the open Stanley basin, with views of the glacier, a sheer rockwall with a high waterfall, larch trees, caves and maybe some occasional wildlife.

Monday, October 8, 2007


WEEK FOUR: Go to the library and look for the signed copy of In the Skin of a Lion. Is it still there on the shelf? Re-read it. Stay up all night, fall asleep with it in hand. The next day, return to the library and select a poem of Michael Ondaatje. Try walking the journey of the poem.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

epitaph for a short walk

draw on some newspaper, landscapes.
epitaph for a short walk.
night walk (with headlamps and hip flasks): listen to the railway while walking through Banff.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

slow walk among the paint pots

i wake up at Tinka's to the sound of the phone - hello, this is your wake up call. a rush to the room and go figure, housekeeping is there. in mad dash i do manage to dress in lyers and pull the day pack toghther just minutes, however i do not find my party and know they have driven north without me. i climb the stairs slowly and visit Jen * Jen, who are in their studio working on "Scale a Mountain". their iive collaborative performance today.

at 10:30 i return to Tinka's hallway and we head out to the Paint Pots over in BC>.