There is nothing where there should be something; there is something where there should be nothing.
Incursions is a collaborative walking project based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, facilitated by Archie Smith and Kitty McKay. Through practices of psycho/socio-geography, collective research, mapping, archiving and friendship, we work to shift dominant neoliberal narratives of space and place, co-authoring ‘counter-narratives’ for how we inhabit civic worlds and build active solidarities. These counter-narratives sometimes manifest as moving-image, sound, radio, archives, research or social engagement.
Incursions’ name came from On Vanishing Land, when Justin Barton describes the eerie as “an incursion of the unknown into a silence, an emptiness, a gap”.
Alongside screening ‘Three Walks’, a film produced in collaboration with filmmaker Sarah Jenkins, commissioned by The National Trust which explores the vanished mining village of Marsden in South Tyneside, Kitty from Incursions will conduct a group walk, from the Mark Fisher mural at Goldsmiths University to The Fox and Firkin, in search of the River Quaggy.
The Quaggy is one of London’s ‘lost rivers’; it flows in concrete encasements underground and through South East London’s quieter suburbs. It is the most engineered of London’s rivers with measures in place to control and contort its path, but still, like a trickster, its banks overflow and it persists to make its presence known. Here, the eerie is at play prevailing against the capital’s interference.
This walk is a mere opportunity to spend a few hours together, paying closer attention to surroundings that are seemingly always in motion, to locate eeriness latent in the landscape that can maybe provide a different route through the capitalist city.
Start: Mark Fisher Mural, Warmington Tower, 10 Dixon Road, Goldsmiths University, New Cross, SE14 5PZ (behind GS Library)
End: The Fox & Firkin, 316 Lewisham High St, London SE13 6JZ
Dates & times
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|18 Jan 2023||2:00pm - 4:00pm|
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