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‘I’ve drunk from every river on Dartmoor’: land artist Richard Long on changing the face of art - The Guardian
Richard Long: Drinking the rivers of Dartmoor
Richard Long’s fourteenth Lisson Gallery exhibition, ‘Drinking the rivers of Dartmoor’, spans the artist’s entire practice, from photographic documentation of travels in the 1970s to text works charting walks made earlier this year. Long’s innovative path through and alongside histories of conceptual art has centred around his life-long concern with walking as an aesthetic and philosophical practice. As textual and visual documentations of walks embarked upon worldwide, through mountains and deserts, shorelines and grasslands, rivers and snowscapes, his works give poetic form to the ineffability and ephemerality of human perceptual experience.
In this film, currently screening within Long’s London exhibition (until 21 January), the artist discusses the increased potential and pleasure of making work in nature, his perception of Dartmoor as his studio, and the desire to focus this exhibition on his text works.
Click through below to watch in fullscreen with sound.