Now Walk

2nd March 2016

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Students from DJCAD joined me for a short silent walk, followed by a presentation on Heidegger and the art practice of walking. Heidegger was known as a keen walker, walking in the Black Forest, Germany. He occasionally explored his philosophical ideas, using his walking experiences.

I have used a walk with others, to explore how time can be observed in a walk. The NOW card presents time as a temporal fourth dimension measured alongside three-dimensional space. Each NOW can be seen as a fragment of time, in linear space or as a collective being, the NOW’S can be seen as a whole stretch of time, together with space.

The experience of walking in a place; creates a happening that unfolded in time and allows the walkers to share an intimate encounter with each other, by being in the same place at the same time.

 

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