walking practice

Since 2010 I take my awareness for walks. That is, whilst walking, I continuously reinstate awareness of the present moment. This mindful walking is something like a performance in itself. Spending time simply being in the un-built environment, I start to feel connected to that which surrounds me.

In the built environment, I’m interested in the embodied perception of “being a local” and “being foreign”, and how the ways and speeds of walking, standing, looking, and the time taken to occupy public space, can bring on such feelings within me. Ways in which I explore public spaces include sneaky walking, zig-zag walking, lingering, dawdling, meandering, keeping distance, and walking slowly.