work in progress
Walking as practice is related historically to the lineage designed by Lory Waxman, which implies Surrealism, Situationism and Fluxus. The issue is to build a practice around "an ordinary activity of our everyday life in the city (...) so natural and almost instinctively performed activity in urban environment, that it becomes unnoticed".
I relate this key concept to the themes To make landfall and I (don't) know the spell.
- Matos F. 2005, Walking & Rhythmicity: sensing urban space, paper presented at Walk21-VI “Everyday Walking Culture”, The 6th International Conference on Walking in the 21st Century, September 22-23 2005, Zurich, Switzerland
- Waxman L. 2017, Keep Walking Intently. The Ambulatory Art of the Surrealists, the Situationist International, and Fluxus, Sternberg Press