Celebrated on the last day of the Roman year Terminalia is marked on February 23rd.
Terminalia was an ancient Roman festival in honour of the god Terminus, who presided over boundaries. His statue was merely a stone or post stuck in the ground to distinguish between properties.
With it’s origins pagan, walking the boundaries between properties and parishes became absorbed into English religious practise when the festival became known as Beating the Bounds
With this in mind I thought that marking Terminalia (without any religious overtones) a good excuse to propose a boundary walk.
Several artists who use walking as part of their creative practise responded to the ‘open call out’, below.
Walking the Invisible
A short walk of any distance from 5 paces to 50 kilometres that takes place along an invisible boundary
The walk can take place anywhere – in town or country – desert – mountain – under water
It can be a county line, parish boundary, outline of a former road or building, map contour or grid line – your choice.
Your response to the walk can be solitary or you may wish to join with others – please get in touch if you’d like to share your walk
it can be in any medium – film, video, written word, drawing, painting photography etc – your choice
Terminalia in Aberystwyth
Saigon Canal Walk
Walking a Liminal Line
Walking an Invisible Line
WIA projects and ARTIFACTS
Images from Walking Women