#332-35 Meander Pace
128x168 cm | 4 panels, 64x84cm each | Filler, oak frames
I did this work by pacing back and forth over four panels in a meandering pattern. See a video of the whole performative production event here.
Meander comes from the undulating turns of a river that slowly finds its way to the sea through a flat landscape. From a modern economic perspective, it may appear to be an inefficient method of transportation. But water has no relation to time; it only follows the laws of physics. On the other hand, the turning pattern creates the seedbed for fertile soil. It keeps the ground moist and leaves nutrient-rich sediment behind. The shortest path between two points is a straight line, but like so much else in life, the most fruitful trail resembles a rolling sine wave.
Pace is a series of works consisting of two slowly paced tracks in wet filler. The process is repeated 99 times, reminiscent of the 99% of the Occupy movement, which refers to the vast majority without capital from ownership, sometimes defined as the proletariat or the working class. The fight against oppression can be waged with major decisive blows, as well as through many small but repeated steps. The latter is expressed by the tedious work of creating a path where there is none by walking it over and over again.