Exercises

Stone and ball

From the street the artist throws a stone into the gallery,
from the gallery the curator throws a ball into the street.

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What is left

Walk a straight line of 100 steps,
walk 90 steps in the opposite direction,
reflect on what is left.

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Staan
an ongoing series of exercises


On a balcony in Recklinghausen (photo Ton Kraayeveld)

1.  For 15 minutes I stood on a balcony at the first floor of a hotel in Recklinghausen, Germany. My face toward the East, my arms beside my body.

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La Forêt

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.

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Dark

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.

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Nocturnal walks

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.

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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

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Objects
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.

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