"Let's Take a Walk" by Amber Palmer

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"Let's Take a Walk" by Amber Palmer

An audio monologue meant for enjoying while walking a dog.

By Spatula&Barcode

When and where

Date and time

August 8, 2021 · 9am - September 28, 2021 · 11pm CDT


To be announced

About this event

"Let's Take a Walk" by Amber Palmer

Hey. It’s good to be with you, even though I’m far away. If we haven’t met yet, hi, I’m Amber. And if we have, I miss you. Take an asynchronous walk with my dog and me to my favorite parks, wherever you are in the world. I want to talk to you about when resilience becomes tolerance and how tolerance relates to affliction, moving during a pandemic, and training a dog. I hope we can share our stories of tolerance and the beauty of our favorite places.

Amber Palmer is a playwright currently based out of Madison.


This audio play can be streamed anywhere. I recommend picking a park of your choosing and bringing your dog along.

Logistics and Accessibility:

This is an asynchronous experience. A link to stream the audio file will be emailed to registered participants beginning August 8th.

This performance can be enjoyed alone, or "alone together" (people listening on their own devices with each other) and outdoors.

A Home Stretch Performance

Home Stretch is a “distributed festival” of small artistic acts taking place in Madison, WI between the summer solstice (21 June) and the autumn equinox (22 September). By appointment, local artists are offering intimate performances and other arts experiences throughout the summer.

In this time of transition between COVID lockdowns and eventual reopening, Home Stretch explores how forms of performance and other kinds of aesthetic sociality can help us re-learn how to be together.

The title Home Stretch refers less to the idea of the final part of a race, since the pandemic is far from over. Rather, it’s about artists stretching their homes into public space, and the public stretching out of lockdown bit by bit. These art experiences are a chance to stretch both social and artistic muscles.

All events are free to attend, though some performers may pass a hat or request donations to specific causes. Information and registration is at homestretch.art.

Home Stretch is a project of Spatula&Barcode, a Madison-based arts collaborative devoted to conviviality, criticality and commensality. More information about Spatula&Barcode can be found at https://spatulaandbarcode.net/ and you can follow @spatcode on Instagram (if you post about Home Stretch on social media, we encourage you to use #homestretch).

Home Stretch is funded in part by grants from the University of Wisconsin Division of the Arts and the Madison Arts Commission, with additional support from the Wisconsin Arts Board.

About the organizer

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Spatula&Barcode is dedicated to making events in which the performance of place and of hospitality are central aesthetic concerns. Discourse, food and swag are persistent elements of our work.

Spatula&Barcode was founded in 2008 by Laurie Beth Clark and Michael Peterson (both Professors in the Department of Art at University of Wisconsin - Madison).

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