Slowalk (in support of Ai Weiwei)

Sunflower Seeds - Ai Weiwei (2010)

Sunflower Seeds - Ai Weiwei (2010) - Philippa Warr

This weekend Hamish Fulton presented Slowalk (In support of Ai Weiwei) at Tate Modern. It was billed as a collective action created specifically in response to the iconic architecture of the Turbine Hall and in the context of the recent disappearance of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. It was a meditative experience, inviting ordinary people to walk slowly together in formation over a two hour period.

Fulton intended Slowalk as a public gesture of solidarity towards Ai Weiwei and his right to freedom of expression.

You can see a video of the event below:

Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds are currently on display in the east end of the Turbine Hall as part of the Unilever series.