Gabrielle Hoad

pigeon steps | 2019 | live participatory action

pigeon steps

walk heel to toe, alert to the peripheral
gravitate with others to potential gifters
continue to inhabit a state of expectancy

A participatory provocation, with props, to investigate the walking movements of feral pigeons. First presented with Megan Calver at 'Walking's New Movements', University of Plymouth 1-3 November, accompanied by an eight-page A7 publication. The project is also included in Walking Bodies: Papers, Provocations, Actions from Walking's New Movements edited by Helen Billinghurst, Claire Hind & Phil Smith, Triarchy Press (2020)