Other Walks, Other Lines
One of our most elemental behaviors as physical beings—like eating, sleeping, and breathing—is walking. It’s an amateur activity. But what happens when we become explicit, inquisitive, and deliberate about what is as natural to us as eating and breathing? Walking is both universal and idiosyncratic: we all walk but choose different paths, peppered by different interactions and experiences. As Rebecca Solnit, the famous geographer and walker of San Francisco, said, “walking is a mode of making the world as well as being in it.” This project examines the variety of ways in which artists take this specific, mundane activity and use it to make meaning. Inspired by Solnit’s history of walking, the exhibition considers what walking can mean today, touching on topics as disparate as urban planning, immigration, and the dérive.