"Generative Psychogeography is an open source concept which describes
a method to explore the urban environment. It is as simple as this: stroll
through the city on directions like 'first street left, second street
right, first street right, repeat'. The simplicity of this route can be
deceptive, it turns out that the route which you will take is difficult
to predict for more than 3 turns (in an asymmetrical city that is). Add
to this that by strolling like this you pass through the city in a way
which is so thoroughly alien to the way you normally use the city that
you find yourself confronted with the city in new light."
from Social Fiction, organizers of the Hot Summer of Psychogeography 2002:
For this session, a new feature will be added to the traditional walk:
the 'virus' walker (stalker?), whose function is to locate and track other
participants and cause them to change course.
HOW TO LOCATE
Date: Sunday, June 16th, 3 pm.
Meet at the Free Manifesta office, on the ground floor of the Frankfurter
Kunstverein, at Römerberg near the Schirn Kunsthalle. Subway stop
The walk will last one hour and finish up at a local bar for refreshments.
You may want to bring a pen and paper and/or a camera to document the
walk, which will take place rain or shine...
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Christina Ray is an artist and co-founder
of glowlab, a Brooklyn-based art, music and writing collective. Her work
explores how conscious experience shapes and is shaped by physical space,
memory and perception. Ray's works in photography and painting have been
exhibited in the U.S., Japan and Europe; current projects involve interactive
digital media and interventions in public spaces. Collections include
those of the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, New Yorks
Consul General of Mexico, and the Hewlett-Packard Corporation. Born in
San Diego, California in 1969, Ray spent several years studying and working
in Japan, and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
CONTACT THE ARTIST
SPECIAL THANKS TO SOCIAL
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