Learning to Walk is about exploring the body’s ability to learn and to feel and to balance, proprioceptive skills we use all the time and normally take for granted but repackaged so that the performer must pay attention to them. The installation is created with a path that is hard to detect but not impossible requiring concentration to follow it. The performer walks backward using the bare foot to detect a difference in the floor texture to navigate. At the same time there are a few obstacles to take into account. I will perform this four times a day throughout the degree show looking to see how I adapt to this way of walking and the extent to which the installation is mapped in my brain using only touch and the memory of movement.
Learning to Walk Extract (slow)
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