Hamish Fulton

Dranga Jokull

1985
The repertoire of British artist Hamish Fulton consists of walking in landscapes and then presenting his walks through words and photographs. For Fulton, being in nature is 'direct' religion: "There is a very strong relationship between your state of mind and your walking performance ... by emptying your mind as much as possible, you can let 'nature' in and this also helps your walking performance. Too much thinking simply blocks out nature and can reduce your energy and navigational abilities ... One result of too much thinking is that you become 'deaf'. You miss all the sounds around you." By walking, Fulton continues a modified version of the 19th-century British landscape tradition, as does his friend and contemporary, the artist Richard Long.
Title
Dranga Jokull
Date
1985
Medium
Photograph
Materials
gelatin silver print on paper, in window mat bearing letraset, framed
Dimensions
111.3 x 106.2 cm framed
Nationality
British
Credit line
Purchased 1987
Accession number
29742

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