2022 New York City
Revolver Galería (Chinatown)
Whitebox (East Village)
Duration: approximately 25 minutes
A participatory action of combined circumambulation
4 volunteer participants follow individual but intersecting circular trajectories in 4 5‑minute cycles accompanied by 1 drummer
4 participants walk in individually prescribed trajectories around the central column, weaving around each other as they revolve in disarticulated concurrence. Their paths are mapped on the floor in the mandala-diagram composed of four overlapping geometries. Intersecting, circular trajectories are carried out in continuous repetitions for short, timed intervals to the beat of a drum. As the sequences evolve, more navigational challenges are introduced, including alternating directions and individual spins. Walkers are invited to enter into a meditative state of solitary movement along individual paths, yet as they repeatedly enter into intersections with fellow walkers, they are obliged to intuitively adjust their rhythm to accommodate, and appreciate, the passage of another.