an ongoing series of exercises
On a balcony in Recklinghausen (photo Ton Kraayeveld)
I walked through the forest,
I picked up some small stones from the path.
I studied each of them carefully, turned it around, over and over,
I determined the size, the shape, felt its weight in my hand. Continue reading
I measure my body temperature.
I wait until the outside thermometer shows about the same value.
I find a wind-free spot in the shade and imagine my body is skinless.
Last night I went out in the dark.
I picked up a stone,
wrapped it in black paper,
and put it down on the ground. Continue reading
Three recordings of public silent walks:
On July 22, 2020, from 4:30 till 5:30 AM, I made a silent walk in the city of Dordrecht.
I named the audio recording after Adri, with whom I made my very first silent night walk 50 years ago.
The audio recording is an unedited realtime track. Continue reading
An exercise in symmetry
We were both walking in unspecified areas.
We called each other and we kept our phones close to our ears.
We did not speak but listened for 30 minutes, synchronised our rhythms.
With Elia Torrecilla,
12:00-12:30 PM (CET), December 5, 2019
Mercado de Santa Clara, Lisbon (P)
June 18, 2019
Today I went to the flea market. I took the main street and strolled through it in a straight line. On my right side I picked up objects, turned them around, inspected them thoroughly, and put them back on the tables.
When I reached the end of the street, I turned around, emptied the pockets of my trousers and my jacket.
Then I put the things from my right pockets into my left pockets and from the left pockets into the right pockets.
I then strolled back the same way. Now on the other side, I picked up objects, turned them around, thoroughly inspected them and put them back on the tables.
When I arrived back at the starting point, I walked away.