daunder (verb, Scotland):
1. To stroll; to meander
2. (With ‘on’) To blather on without reaching a conclusion
Daunder Club is an independent project by artist David Lemm and Dovetail founder Kate Mothes, dedicated to the art of wandering. In regular walks around Scotland, we invite participants to observe their surroundings in new ways and reconsider their place in the landscape, ultimately with the goal of facilitating community, suffusing creative practices with renewed energy, and pretty much just seeing what we see along the way!
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Who we are
David Lemm is a multidisciplinary artist based in Edinburgh. Through research-led practice, he works across various techniques in response to encountered environments, systems, and phenomena. Often site-orientated, he explores relationships between overlooked materials and opportunities for speculative narrative. Recent projects include sculptural works responding to the tram development in Edinburgh, residencies in Norway and Norfolk, and public installations commissioned across the U.K. Walking and mapping are integral to his process, and he has led explorations of various landscapes, from Innsbruck to Eigg. David is also a lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art. Find more of his work at davidlemm.co.uk.
Kate Mothes is a contemporary arts organizer, writer, and curator who splits her time between Edinburgh, Scotland, and Northeast Wisconsin, U.S.A. She is the founder and editor of Dovetail Magazine, contributing editor with Colossal, and a freelance team member of The Bubbler at Madison Public Library in Wisconsin. She is particularly interested in relationships between rural and urban arts ecosystems—including accessibility and cross-pollination—and exploring artistic practices and narratives revolving around our relationships with place and its capacity as a vehicle for exploring memory, identity, and community. Find more at katemothes.net.