The Collective Wandering aims to perform a re-enchantment of the Groningen landscape through the use of a form of psychogeographical technique. Psychogeography looks at breaking through the existing landscape concepts (which largely determine how we interact with this landscape) and reforming them. By wandering and not exactly knowing what to look for and where to go, your way of seeing, moving and listening will change.
The performances offer new perspectives, experiences and memories of places. This breaks through the way people usually view the surrounding landscape and forces the participant to make different associations and feelings. It breaks the banality of your everyday environment and feeds it with a form of magical thinking that re-creates meaning and value. The landscape is no longer a background for the performative life, but an essential part and must therefore be approached in a certain way.
The collective wandering is a day in which the psychogeographers must independently search for the performances without knowing what and where they are.
How to get to Bierum with public transport from Groningen:
Take the train from main station to Appingedam. From there a small bus will bring you to Bierum, get out at the stop 'Smidslaan'. The bus leaves every hour, take the train at 12 minutes before the full hour (9:48, 10:48, etc.) so it connects to the bus.
You can also take an OV bike in Appingedam or bring your bike on the train and cycle through the fields to Bierum. This is around 8 kilometers.
Check https://9292.nl/reisadvies for updated departure times.
The walk is around 7 kilometers, the performances are spread over this route. From 11am the performances start and they will last till 6pm. You have to count between three and four hours in order to see all. On the route there are places you can have a picknick or rest a bit.
Please bring your own food and drinks for on the way.
Poster and images are made by Bindert Helder