Jean Newman

Walking on Kallin Moor, Isle of Grimsay
2017 – 2018

kinaesthesia (2018)
Installation at Moray School of Art, 2018
36 movement drawings 160mm x 160mm
white ink on black card

kinaesthesia (2018)
Installation detail

kinaesthesia (2018) (detail)
white ink on black card

kinaesthesia (2018) (detail)
white ink on black card

kinaesthesia (2018) (detail)
white ink on black card

kinaesthesia (2018) (detail)
white ink on black card

kinaesthesia (2018) (detail)
white ink on black card

kinaesthesia (2018) (detail)
white ink on black card

Regardless of the number of times you make a move, each time is the first, every copy an original.  Nor can you ever be sure how it will turn out … it is impossible to go back and correct.

Tim Ingold


Repeatedly following the same track, moving through the Hebridean landscape provides a way of thinking creatively about concepts of time and temporal continuity.  Repetitive, ephemeral tracings are created by the movement of walking and provide a memory of both a material journey and a temporal narrative.  Patterns emerge as each track is walked on a regular basis, and a residue of the movement is found in GPS recordings, which are a reflection of clock-time, duration, date, place and distance travelled.  Each drawing is unique and subtly different from all the others, although there is a certain lunarity to them, which adds a further dimension for contemplation.The movement drawings are mounted at an angle, encouraging the viewer to walk along a continuum which reflects movement across both time and space.