Land Walks is a collaborative sound and visual art project by artist William Bock and residents of West Cork, that maps experiences of belonging and uprooting in the West Cork landscape through walking, storytelling and collaborative field recording. Over six months, William Bock walked with nine asylum seekers living in Clonakilty Lodge Direct Provision Centre and other local residents, recording their conversations as they walked in different locations around West Cork. Together with William Bock, musician Justin Grounds and artist Michael Holly, the group edited the recordings and created a sound-score for others to listen to while walking in the same locations. These can be found at landwalkslandtalkslandmarks.com. This project was funded by an Artist in the Community Scheme Project Realisation Award.
This issue of Create News is based on a conversation between William Bock, Zoë O’Reilly, researcher and author of recent book ‘The In-Between Spaces of Asylum and Migration’, Vukasin Nedeljkovic, artist and creator of Asylum Archive, Donna Treya from West Cork Development Partnership and project participants Lora Mildred, Mariama Bah and Khanyo Dlamini.