Rosana Cade, Claire Nolan and Charlie Cauchi
A meditative documentary exploring identity and intimacy in public space
Performance art and mobile technology converge in Walking:Holding, a meditative documentary that journeys through urban landscapes exploring identity and intimacy in public space with a focus on LGBTQ+ experiences.
In partnership with Take Me Somewhere, the film will be made available for free online for one week. This film is a response to Glasgow-based artist Rosana Cade’s award-winning interactive performance, Walking:Holding, which invites audience members to embark on a carefully designed route through a town whilst holding hands with a series of different local participants.
Shot entirely on mobile phones, the film follows the performance to six towns across the UK between June and November 2016, bookended by the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump. This unique collaborative documentary offers an insight into the intimate work at a particularly poignant time in terms of identity politics, weaving together a range of perspectives and experiences from across the country.
“It has been exactly a year since the Walking:Holding film was screened at Take Me Somewhere’s 2019 festival and we are now in a moment where many people are experiencing the sudden loss of touch, and of needing to reframe the way we show and experience intimacy and care without this as a tool. Rosana Cade’s Walking:Holding explores touch as a means of communicating with strangers. We wanted to share the film at this time, as a gentle reflection on what touch can mean… and what it may mean again in the short and long-term future societies we are now in the process of collectively imagining and building. The film is a meditative reminder of the beauty and importance of connection and care.”
– Mary Osborn, Artists Projects and Public Programme Producer, Artsadmin & Siân Baxter, Producer, Take Me Somewhere.
About the artists
Supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and using public funds from the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The film was produced by Sally Rose. Co-presented with Take Me Somewhere.
The film is captioned and was available to watch online for a week.
Date and time
18–24 May 2020
This captioned film was available to watch online for a week
This is now a past event.