Deirdre Heddon is Professor of Contemporary Performance at the University of Glasgow (UK). She is the author of Autobiography and Performance, and co-author of Devising Performance: A Critical History (both published by Palgrave). Her edited collection, Histories and Practices of Live Art, co-edited with Jennie Klein, was published in 2012 by Palgrave. Dee is also a contributor to Walking, Writing and Performance: Autobiographical Texts (Intellect Books, 2009) and written a number of articles about walking and performance, including ‘Walking and Friendship’, Performance Research (2012); ‘Women Walking: Shifting the Tales and Scales of Mobility’, with Cathy Turner, Contemporary Theatre Review (2012), ‘The Horizon of Sound: Soliciting the Earwitness’, Performance Research (2010) and ‘Walking Women: Interviews with Artists on the Move’, with Cathy Turner, Performance Research (2010). Dee recently co-edited a themed edition of RiDE: A Journal of Applied Drama, which focused on applied theatre and environmentalism (2012).
Misha Myers is a Researcher and Senior Lecturer in Theatre at Falmouth University (UK). She researches and makes located, participatory and digital performance work and has published a number of articles about walking and performance including ‘Vocal Landsca ping: The theatricality of sound in audio walks’, in the edited collection Theatre Noise (2011); ‘Walking again lively: towards an ambulant and conversive methodology of performance and research‘, Mobilities Journal (2011); ‘Walk with me, talk with me: The art of conversive wayfinding’, Visual Studies (2010); ‘Homing Devices’, Leonardo Electronic Almanac (2006); and ‘Journeys to, from and around’, in the exhibition catalogue for Art in the Age of Terrorism (2005). Her chapter ‘Enduring Gravity: Footnotes on walking and duration’ is included in the forthcoming edited collection Choreographic Dwelling to be published by Palgrave (2013).
Photos by Luke Allan and Deirdre Heddon