Peripatetic Exercise

Kinga Araya

1998, 06:30 minutes, colour


The Peripatetic Device, two iron hemispheres with imprints of my feet in the middle of each, proposes another way of trying to understand one of the most perplexing human phenomenon - the leitmotif of walking and displacement.

While standing on two balancing iron hemispheres and attempting to play the violin, I revisit the present and past memories that sculptured my body and my mind. In particular, I aspire to take the viewer on an uneasy journey that would allow him/her to contemplate on what is idiotic and paradoxical about our human nature. In order to forge my artistic and personal credo I need to question my current status quo and challenge it during a peripatetic exercise.

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Critical Writing

Walking the Wall: Global Flaneuse with Local Dilemmas
by Kinga Araya. Wagadu, Fall 2009, v. 7.
Prosthetic Devices for a global walker: Recent works by Kinga Araya
by Anna Carlevaris. C Magazine, Winter 2002, no. 76.
The Art of Estrangement: Recent works by Kinga Araya
by Ryszard W. Kluszczynski. Grounded, 1999, no. 2002-II. Warsaw: Kinga Araya, Ryszard W. Kluszczynski, 1999.
Performance, Video, Texas and Beyond ...: Kinga Araya
by Ed Sinclair. Video Vogue, Winter 1999.