What is 'A Mis-Guided Blog'?
If you've ever stood, in the early hours of the morning, and watched a city fill with snow, you will know that the first walker changes everything. (Wrights & Sites, 2006)
We're Wrights & Sites, a group of walking artists based in Exeter (UK), who make work that engages with site and landscape across a range of media (such as performance, walks, maps and alternative guide books).
Since 1997, we've grown used to working in specific sites/landscapes with specific communities, but the publication of our new book, A Mis-Guide To Anywhere (April 2006), provides us with an opportunity to interact with a wider public.
This blog is intended as a virtual site where we can record these interactions and solicit material relating to our 'Mis-Guide Project' from people and places that are unfamiliar to or distant from us.
A Mis-Guide often takes the form of a guide book or a map. It suggests a series of walks and points of observation and contemplation within a particular town, city or landscape. Unlike an ordinary guide book, it is guided by the practice of mytho-geography, which places the fictional, fanciful, fragile and personal on equal terms with 'factual', municipal history. Author and walker become partners in ascribing significance to place. Wrights & Sites often work with the visual artist Tony Weaver to produce Mis-Guides.
Look at example pages from our published Mis-Guides:
Anywhere 1 ... Anywhere 2 ... Anywhere 3 ... Anywhere 4 ...
Exeter 1 ... Exeter 2 ... Exeter 3 ... Exeter 4 ... Exeter 5 ...
Courtauld 1 ... Courtauld 2
Send us your own mis-guided activity for us to post on-line.
Find out more about:
The Mis-Guide Project (in general)
A Mis-Guide To Anywhere (including how to buy a copy)
Wrights & Sites