Ms Clare Qualmann
CPAD, Performing Arts
I co-lead the BA (Hons) Drama, Applied Theatre and Performance degree and teach across levels on the programme. My teaching draws on my research and practice interests in site-specific performance, walking, participatory practice, live art and performance art. Additionally I work across the Performing Arts area as impact champion, supporting colleagues’ practice-as-research in relation to dissemination, public engagement, evaluation and impact.
EB 1.12, Docklands Campus
School of Arts and Digital Industries (ADI)
University of East London
From 2012 - 2015 Clare led an AHRC funded project to develop the Walking Artists Network, an international forum for the use of walking in creative practice, alongside a series of walking research group meetings. She continues to facilitate the network, alongside her own projects that use walking as process, method and outcome for instigating and investigating exchanges between people and places. Commissions include walkwalkwalk: stories from the Bethnal Green archive (2010) a permanent installation of architectural text-works in Bethnal Green Old Town Hall, Perambulator, (2014) a participatory performance/walking project (with prams) for Deveron Arts in Huntly (Aberdeenshire) and Daylighting (2018) a programme of events exploring ways to challenge existing archives and systems of knowledge, change narratives and amplify new voices through art and activism commissioned by Wellcome Collection.
Ways to Wander the
Gallery (2018) Triarchy Press
This book was developed from a course that I led with co-editor Claire Hind, at London’s Tate Modern Gallery (2017) looking at the relationship between walking, art, experimental writing and composition. We invited each participant to create a page for this new book.
Ways to Wander the Gallery includes our reflections on the workshops, on our relationship to the ‘consumption’ of art in the gallery space and the ‘Wander Scores’ - the artists’ pages which are each an invitation to readers to wander in the gallery and beyond.
The book asks you to reconsider your walked relationship with art through the concept of the Wander Score. How playful and embodied can our wandering be in spaces that often make our feet ache?
This is an invitation to try 25 different ways to wander in and well beyond the art gallery -- inspired by artists Rebecca Horn, Bruce Nauman, Hito Steyerl, Janet Cardiff, Julie Mehretu and others.
BA (Hons) Drama, Applied Theatre and Performance
Site Specific Project