Wrights & Sites
Wrights & Sites
Simon is a member of Wrights & Sites, a group of performance-trained artists celebrating over 20 Years of projects since 1997. Their work is focused on peoples’ relationships to places, cities, landscape and walking. They employ disrupted walking strategies as tools for playful debate, collaboration, intervention and spatial meaning-making.
They have sought to pass on their strategies to others: to audiences, readers, visitors and passersby.
The outcomes of their work vary from project to project, but frequently include site-specific performance, Mis-Guided Tours (e.g. Stadtverführungen in Wien, Tanzquartier Wien and Wiener Festwochen, Vienna, 2007), published Mis-Guides (e.g. A Mis-Guide To Anywhere, 2006), ‘drifts’, mythogeographic mapping, public art (e.g. Everything you need to build a town is here, Situations/Field Art Projects/CABE, Weston-super-Mare, 2010) or installations (e.g. mis-guided, Belluard Bollwerk International Festival, Fribourg, 2008), and public presentations and articles.
Today, walking and exploring the everyday remains at the heart of all they do, and what they make seeks to facilitate walker-artists, walker-makers and everyday pedestrians to become partners in ascribing significance to place.
Bricklaying with daydreams, creative demolition, first aid for sick buildings, dissolving signs, beating boundaries, speaking truth to architecture and mapping hallucinatory post-truth urban landscapes…
The Architect-Walker is Wrights & Sites’ latest anti-manifesto for changing a world while exploring it. If their publications An Exeter Mis-Guide and A Mis-Guide To Anywhere took walking for a walk, then this time it is architecture that is on the move.
Published by Triarchy Press, with design and images by Stuart Crewes, The Architect-Walker was officially launched May 2018.