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ENCOUNTERS 01 / STAIRS

Tsonami Festival 2017,
Valparaiso / CL, 07.12.2017

A walk for for ten or more participants along narrow stairways, that reflects on the topography of the city, ways of walking, listening and thinking in the form of one-to-one meetings. Five participants are given each a short text, (ONE to FIVE) and their correspondent position on a map. When those five people are in their place, the first „walking participant“ is sent to point ONE, where he or she will meet the person with text ONE. The text will be read aloud, a conversation based on the questions in the text might happen, but is not forced. Then the walking participant is sent to point TWO, where the next person is encountered and so forth - until the entire walk is completed. Walking participants are sent onto the walk every 5-7 minutes. The work consists solely of personal encounters between two people and individual solitudes and can therefore not be documented.