Bodies, things, words
reflecting, scribbling, noting
while walking, sitting, lying, standing
wandering, strolling, hiking
Paths, ways, loops
poetry, fantasy, oh
composi, construc, tions
Going for a walk sounds simple. At least it is not known as one of life's toughest challenges. The reduction of action complexity and time pressure makes this activity a manageable affair with a pace between leisurely and exhilarating.
Looking at it a little closer, it is different and differently fast processes that make up walking. We get into a walking pace – in a slightly changing frequency. Along the way, we orientate or search and look, listen, feel. In the process, we may follow a conversation or an idea. We coordinate different actions and speeds that flow into the walk. The suspension of action also plays a role. Things pass by, we overlook, pass over, there are fleeting moments.
Walking and drawing decelerates walking in phases. It stretches some moments and brings spaces of time and movement into these widening moments. It does not simply make walking slower. Drawing speeds up actions between grasping the complexity of things and the simplification processes of drawing transmissions, interpretations, notations. Walking finds a translation for a while, figuratively speaking finds its continuation in walking with the senses in the environment and in walking with the pen on the page. In doing so, we enable an intensification of perceptual processes that cannot unfold in this way in other forms of movement and contexts.
Ideas, experiences, concepts from participatory projects (see Groups), art and cultural education and pedagogy flow into the concepts of the workshops and courses. However, these are not so much teaching as artistic practice and artistic process. Developing dialogues are reflected in the choice of motifs and in the types of drawing realisations. Communal aspects thus become essential components of walking and drawing in terms of mental reflection and poetic experience.
With folded sheets and pens
on walks, city hikes, urban explorations:
during the residency scholarship Projekt JUST
Paper (Din A4) folded so that there are four drawing areas on one sheet (10.5 x 15 cm each).
Berlin dialy sheets
Paper (Din A4) folded so that there are eight drawing areas on one sheet (7.5 x 10.5 cm each).