Walking in the city. Humans are essentially peripatetic creatures. We are made to walk and combine our activities with the act of walking. I have focused in the relationship between walking and perception of urban environment, since locomotor movements relate to the body transitions and shifting through space. When we walk we lay a trail. Wayfinding lines are mixed together creating a network of activity. Feet give us a connection to our surroundings. Walking grounds you and triggers action and perception. When in a vehicle, you stop being a wayfarer. The speed of travel creates time and space compression. The transport lines along which we travel convert us to passive beings.
Using walking as an active tool of investigating the city, I have recorded my footsteps for 5 consecutive days of daily commute. Treating walk as the repetitive transfer of weight from one foot to the other, I used my feet as a printing press. Incorporating carbon paper as a printing medium between my foot and insole, I allowed the pressure and humidity of my body to shape the sheet. Marks and imprints are arranged linearly on paper, capturing the periodic movement and unfolding the time of my journey in the city.