Graphic Interlude
The Cultures and Politics of Leisure in the British Isles and the United States

Par Tim Knowles
Publication en ligne le 20 novembre 2017


This graphic interlude features a selection of photographs of artworks which can illustrate the topic of this issue: “The Cultures and Politics of Leisure in the British Isles and the United States”.

Cet interlude iconographique comporte une sélection de photographies d’œuvres d’art illustrant à leur manière le thème de ce numéro: « Les cultures et politiques de loisirs dans les Îles britanniques et les États-Unis ».


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1British artist Tim Knowles indirectly reflects upon leisure through the idea of drifting and chance, notably the dynamics of ink flowing, boat sailing and men and women walking.

  1. 1. Leisure: chance and idleness?

Tim Knowles, Ink on Paper Landscape, Corner Concertina #3 [detail], 2016. Ink on Paper.


  1. 2. All play and no work?

Tim Knowles, Tree Drawing - Ginko [detail], 2012. Ink on Paper and C-type prints.


Tim Knowles, Tree Drawing - Hawthorn on easel #1, 2005.


  1. 3. Left to one’s own devices

Tim Knowles, Path of Least Resistance,  2013. A public event where participants were instructed to walk directed by the landscape and gravity. “Walk like water running”


Tim Knowles, Where the wind blows - Maiden Voyage [Hestercombe Gardens], 2017. A sailing vessel that travels where ever the wind blows it with no way to steer it.


Tim Knowles, Windwalk – Five walks from Charing Cross, 2008. 5 Channel video, mixed media object and wall drawing


Tim Knowles, Mass Windwalk Sydney, 2013. Participatory event with smart phone app tracking.


Pour citer ce document

Par Tim Knowles, «Graphic Interlude», Angles: New Perspectives on the Anglophone World [En ligne], The journal, The Cultures and Politics of Leisure, The Work/Leisure Frontier: Tourism, Gambling, Gardening, and Surfing the Web as Objects of Control, Discipline and Legislation, mis à jour le : 26/12/2017, URL :

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Tim Knowles lives and works in Bristol. Although his work does not tackle the issue of leisure, Tim Knowles indirectly reflects upon it via the idea of drifting and chance, notably the dynamics of walking and sailing. “In a series of staged, and variously recorded, events, people funnel down hillsides, vessels drift across bodies of water, ink runs down pleated paper, light trails through the darkness, tracks are traced through grass.” (Lizzie Lloyd, ‘Conversations with Tim Knowles’, The Dynamic ...