Susanne Kudielka & Kaspar Wimberley (DE / GB)
Susanne Kudielka and Kaspar Wimberley work together as interventionists and performance researchers specialising in site-specific and site-responsive art, while developing alternative strategies for audience interaction and exploring new forms of artistic collaboration. Recent collaborations have involved dog owners, bakers, landlords, bikers, gardeners, fishermen, teenagers and asylum seekers. The artistic process begins with a period of observation and dialogue that analyses the architectural, socio-political, geographical, mythological, connotative and historical narratives that can be found at any given site. Our response to this process incorporates the interactive use of cartography and psychogeography, in which the act of walking plays an integral part. Walking has been used as a process, to undertake and document a journey, or as a participatory event to physically draw into the environment, or unravel the narratives of place. Projects have been described as invitations to take part in something, and often incorporate some form of growing archive, in which the documentation of the project is part of the experience. Projects are quietly subversive, playfully readjusting the narrative and appreciation of a particular activity or a given site. The working process involves those that live in an area, and aims to be accessible and relevant. Susanne and Kaspar are based in Stuttgart, where they are currently curating a programme of walks, tours, maps and interventions that respond to the role of tourism and the relationship between the tourist and the city.