Exercises

Mixture
In the morning I walked into the woods, carrying an audio recorder.
After a while, I stopped and listened to the sounds around me.
I pressed the record button.
About ten minutes later, I stopped recording.
I put the recorder down and pressed Play.
I stepped away a few feet
and listened to the mix of recorded and live sounds around me.

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Empathic exercise
I walked beside the river,
adjusting constantly my steps to the speed of the current.

By following the slowing down and speeding up of the water,
I was guided equally by the shape of the bed of the stream,
its width and its depth.


11 November, 2021

Río Segura, Blanca, Murcia (SP)

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What is leftWalk 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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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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