A Downland Index

Carlyle, Angus

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“A hundred successive slow runs on the chalk downs above Brighton, each written up in a hundred words. ‘Much of what felt central to this project was captured in its working title, ‘A Slow Runner’—the sense of self-deprecation, the unhurried pace, a literal accounting for physical action. And yet this provisional title, with its emphasis on diarising the moving, breathing body as it runs, eclipsed the significance of the South Downs themselves, location for the eighteen-month exploration of ridges, slopes and clefts, clouds condensing above, winds as force and breath, sun and rain, dawns, dusks and nights that fall, streets and bridges, roads and traffic, cows, bulls, squirrels, bees and birds, crowds outside pubs, walkers, anglers’.”

an exploration of the act of running on the South Downs near Brighton through the medium of text; indexes, diary-like entries and other genres are used to capture the artist’s experiences, soft cover, 23,5 x 14,5 cm, 70 pages, Axminster 2016

ISBN: 978-1-910010-10-5