9/15 - 12/31/18, extended through 1/31/2019
OPENING Reception and Artist's Talk
October 20, 2018, 3:30pm
November 3, 2018, 11am.
Screening of the documentary High Tide in Dorchester
Discussion to follow
January 26th, 1-4pm
with artist Carol Mauer
Three walks with Carol in the vicinity of Street Road are scheduled during the exhibition - join us to explore our area, exhibition themes, and walking as an art practice. See details below right.
ARTIST'S READING LIST See below right.
Walking forward, looking back is a practice-based project utilizing a journey through the landscape. Artist Carol Maurer walks from her ancestral home on the Eastern Shore of Maryland through Delaware to Chester County PA, collecting stories, photos, memories and objects along the route. Rediscovering histories – both true and false. The journey began as a way to experientially confront her responsibility as a descendant of enslavers and slowly weaves into a meditation on the time, tempos, conversations and understandings walking can make space for.
Carol Maurer's artist's talk at Street Road October 2018
ARCHIVE: EXHIBITION PHOTOGRAPHS in order, left to right, of the artist's walks and of the exhibition hang
ARCHIVE: THE WALKS
13 February 2018
St. Mary Star of The Sea to Golden Hill (Applegarth home) to Harriet Tubman Historical National Park (Maryland) (9.2 miles)
12 March 2018
Harriet Tubman Historical National Park, Blackwater Refuge Trails, Stanley Institute - Maryland (8 miles)
29 April 2018
Faith Community United Methodist Church, East New Market, MD to Secretary, MD to West Haven, MD. (3.5 miles)
30 April 2018
West Haven, MD to Choptank, MD to Preston, MD (9 miles)
1 May 2018
Preston, MD to Denton, MD (15 miles)
2 May 2018
Denton, MD to Sandtown, DE (14 miles)
14 May 2018
Blackwood State Forest to Odessa, DE (9 miles)
15 May 2018
Odessa, DE to Delaware City, DE (13 miles)
15 September 2018
Old New Castle to Wilmington, DE – via the new bike trail / greenway opening June 2018 (10 miles)
Wilmington (Friends Meeting) to Hockessin, DE (12 miles)
September June 2018
Hockessin, DE to Street Road Artists Space (16 miles)
RELATED EXHIBITION PROGRAMMING
High Tide in Dorchester film screening, Nov. 3, 2018
Sharing a geographic starting point with Walking Forward, Looking Back, this 2017 documentary aims to foster a conversation about climate change and related impacts of sea level rise and erosion, and leverage that conversation into action. The focus, Dorchester County, MD, is already experiencing the future that increasingly faces coastal areas worldwide. This low-lying county on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay is the fourth largest of Maryland’s 23 counties by land area, but it is destined to drop to the 14th largest by 2100 — or sooner — as waters rise and erosion worsens.
THREE ADDITIONAL WALKS, DURING THE EXHIBITION
The public is invited to join all walks.
Christiana and Atglen, PA - The Christiana Resistance
November 11th, 2018 @ 12pm
This 4 mile loop in Christiana and Atglen, PA traces The Christiana Resistance, an under-studied and key series of events in the history of the abolition of slavery.
Along the walk we will visit the The Christiana Underground Railroad Center at the Historic Zercher's Hotel, consider historic markers and monuments, and also discuss the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, as well as how language is used to frame and understand, or misunderstand, events of our collective histories.
November 27th, 2018 @ 4pm
2.7 mile loop, https://tinyurl.com/yaqfl5we
This walk in Kennett Square begins at the Kennett Friends Meeting and passes multiple locations, including Bethel A.M.E. Church, New Garden Church and the intersection of State and Union Streets. Conversations will focus on land ownership - including that of free African Americans in the 1850s, architecture, histories, and the mystery of Charles Pennock.
Old Colundrum Mine walk
at The Myrick Conservation Center
December 8th, 2018 @ 12pm
Walk one of the trails of the 318 acre Myrick Conservation Center. The Old Colundrum Mine trail wanders through the Lenape Woods with pines and oaks and along the edges of the MCC property lines. Meet in the parking lot on Unionville-Wawasett Road.
WALKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK - ARTIST'S READING LIST
Phil Smith Rethinking Mythogeography
Eric Foner Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
Lauren Elkin Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London
Claire Hind Ways to Wander
Geoff Nicholson Lost Art of Walking: The History, Science, Philosophy, Literature, Theory and Practice of Pedestrianism
Rebecca Solnit A Field Guide to Getting Lost
Slave Narratives of the Underground Railroad (Dover Thrift Editions)
David Forbes A True Story of the Christiana Riot (Classic Reprint)
Rebecca Solnit Wanderlust: A History of Walking
Phil Smith On Walking and Stalking Sebald
Lucy Maddox The Parker Sisters
Wrights Sites The Architect-Walker
A. Salmon Mythogeography
Jim Duffy Tubman Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva
Mary Swander The Desert Pilgrim
Cassandra Pybus The Woman Who Walked to Russia: A Writer's Search for a Lost Legend
Alice Steinbach Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman
Rita Gelman Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World
Joan Maloof Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest