Hamish Fulton: Walking Artist

Hamish Fulton describes himself as a "walking artist." He walks places. And that's his art. He also takes photos as he walks, which he exhibits. But the photos seem to be a secondary concern for him, and he definitely doesn't consider himself a "photographer." The experience of walking is, itself, his art. [his wikipedia bio]

Fulton's latest art piece took place in northern Chile. Art Daily offers this description:

he stayed in Machuca and climbed Jorquencal peak every other day. On the days when he was not climbing, he used to leave the room in which he was lodged and walked from door to door, and these days also became walking days. As a result, Fulton became acquainted with the everyday life of that new place and its residents and, as days went by, a repetition pattern was established—which involved both the village residents and geographical issues related to the movement of the sun and how its changes occur throughout the days.

So could people who commute to work every day be considered "commuting artists"?
     Posted By: Alex - Tue Apr 02, 2013
     Category: Art

So now OCD is an art form?
Posted by tadchem on 04/02/13 at 11:48 AM
If it ain't subsidized by the gubment it ain't art!

@tad: Shhhhhh.... The phycodocs haven't milked that one for all its worth yet.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/02/13 at 12:17 PM
His time would be better used as a cultural historian by recording his travels and interactions with indigenous peoples.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/02/13 at 02:22 PM
But Patty, then it would make sense and he would actually have a usefulness!
Posted by Terry on 04/02/13 at 03:55 PM
Let me guess: No job?
Posted by jtolleridge on 04/03/13 at 01:07 PM
I know and work with people like - A-D-D is what I call it.
Posted by Tim McDonald on 04/05/13 at 12:18 PM
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