Meander is a project by ADEPT (artists Shanaz Gulzar and Steve Manthorp) commissioned by Chrysalis Arts as part of their Slow Art strand.
Meander is a massive and ambitious collaborative artwork which will be created by its many voluntary participants. They will collectively choose the route of a marathon walk within the boundaries of the Yorkshire Dales National Park lasting, perhaps, hundreds of hours.
Pairs of walkers will wear state-of-the-art headband mounted HD video cameras and record the entire walk in two hour sections. The artists hope that final film created will be one of the longest films ever made. What the cameras record will be determined by where the wearer is looking they are looking and whatever engages their interest at any given time.
Have a look at the video below to see a small excerpt from the artists' walk:
The artwork produced will comprise both the walk itself and a touring exhibition featuring the various products of the walk including the videos, maps and ‘walk diary’. The artists hope that their artwork will bring the dales to those who have access issues and difficulty walking, and will encourage its more able bodied audience to abandon the gallery and enjoy the landscape for themselves.