Part51_Path of Awareness_CasinoLuxembourg
Guided walking and listening performance on
01.02.2020, 5-7 pm
02.02.2020, 12-2 pm
Start: Casino Luxembourg, 41 Rue Notre Dame
The format Path of Awareness explores an individual’s personal experience of space through walking, particularly the interplay between sound event (footsteps) and surrounding architecture, influenced by the constantly changing interactions in the environment.
Using Casino Luxembourg as a starting point, a route is delineated, one that offers diverse opportunities to focus on walking itself, on footwear, on the walkability of this urban habitat, and its architectural as well as atmospheric qualities. The main requirements are a moderate walking tempo, a uniformity of movement, and a willingness to open up our auditory perception as much as possible. Let us confront this act of intentional listening amidst our own gait. This is how we can sense clear spatial thresholds – that is, transitions from one auditory space to another – and perceive minute spatial shifts. The shoes we wear along this way become soloists in space, instruments that enter into a dialog within the environment, provide us with spatial orientation, and locate us in space.
Path of Awareness_CasinoLuxembourg could be experienced in guided walking and listening performances on the 1st and 2nd of February or on one’s own. For this, visitors are encouraged to put on their most “sounding” shoes and follow the score!
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This Path was developed in the framework of “Sitting for decades” by Patrick Muller