A keen walker herself, she uses walking not only as a creative practice but also as therapy. Having been invited to compete in a marathon as a runner, she found the experience far from inspiring, and set about creating a ‘Slow Marathon’ in the rural countryside that surrounds Huntly in Aberdeenshire. Each year a different artist is invited to devise a new marathon route where people are invited to walk as slow as they like.
Andrew Stuck caught up with Claudia between her busy schedule of meetings in London. We walked a circular route around the Whitechapel Gallery, trying to find quiet streets in which to record our conversation – a staggeringly difficult challenge in an area beset with development including a new Crossrail station, as far from the tranquillity of north east Scotland as one can be. 17’30” 8.2MB
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Photo credit: Christine Sell