Wandering at Strange Hours
Commissioned by Swarm Dynamics for the exhibition After the Pandemic - Visions of Radical Renewal.
The lockdown has unmoored time from any kind of schedule creating a perpetual present which, given the backdrop of the pandemic, has provided plenty of time to feel anxious. But it has also given space for different kinds of drifting, both intellectual and physical. Time to read and pursue whims with energy and enthusiasm and drop them without feeling guilty about “wasted” time and time to wander without aim. With human life on standstill my attention while out walking shifted to the more-than-human-world which, it was comforting to see continued unabated.
Even in the city the more than human is all around us and requires only a slight perceptual re-shift, a tilt of the head, to bring it into focus.