Walking with the Glenridge Quarry

Wit(h)ness marks as entanglements with/in time

How might we consider the non-innocence of our encounters with place? Our walks are continually entangled with/in the waste histories of the Quarry and we are implicated in the ongoing waste crisis. The complexity of thinking our walks as a moment in time, but also a dialogue with both past(s) and future(s) is a central figure in thinking about the Quarry. As we walk, how might we consider carefully the idea of wit(h)nessing and more specifically wit(h)ness marks as a way of thinking about our encounters and the material effects of our presence? What marks do we leave?

  •             crushed snails
  •             trampled foliage
  •             footprints that erode soil and mud

How might we think our walking practices differently when we consider our wit(h)ness marks?