23+1 hr drift to Moabit

On May 5th, 2015 at sunset, I stepped out of the MPA-B Hub in Prenzlauer Berg and strolled around Berlin until I reached the Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik (ZK/U) twenty-three hours later. My route was live-tracked online.  I wore a time-lapse camera on my chest in order to document the path travelled. The unedited footage was projected start to finish when I(/we) arrived at my(/our) destination.

After my 177.3 km hike to Szczecin, the drift to Moabit was mainly meant to be a contrast to that experience. Fully aware that walking continuously for a whole day would once again put serious strain on me, – but committed to continue experimenting with different strategies that either shift perspective, foster heightened attentiveness, and foreground interdependence –, this time, instead of going solo, I asked friends to join me at any point along the way and for as long as they wished. Instead of walking 50+ hours in 5 days, I walked less than half of that in a single day (101,657 steps along a very erratic 78.4km path to be precise). Instead of speeding through never-visited-before small towns and natural reserves, I moved slowly within the confines of the city I currently live in and (supposedly) already know fairly well. And even though I also had a final destination to reach as well as a specific deadline, this time I allowed myself to wander and explore a few areas I would normally not visit. (Having said that, I must confess that the route was mostly defined by not wanting to stray too far away from sites where I know I could comfortably attend to the constant calls of nature…)

A total of ten co-walkers stepped in at different stages of the drift. I was sustained by: Agnes Böhmelt, Adrian Brun, Jörn Burmester, Leyla Ghavam, Frauke Heidenreich, Vincent Henaff, Lise Mignon, Emmanuelle Nedelcu, Aleks Slota, and Joël Verwimp.


(More photos and details coming soon.)


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This performance was part of the project NETTING THE WORK curated by Eva Giannakopoulou and Rilène Markopoulou, in the frame of MPA-B 2015.
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