The Railway Walk

Single channel video, 07’24”, 2024

Walking is not only a basic means of transport, but also a metaphor for human agency with a long cultural history. However, as anthropologist Tim Ingold points out, since the advent of railways and world clocks in modern times, we have shifted from “moving” to being “transported” from point to point, and our originally complex and expansive thinking may have been linearized.I am drawn to the forest because I deeply desire to escape my purposeful thinking and get lost. One day, in the forest, I found a railway tracks that symbolised ‘stability’, the opposite of getting lost. I did a performance in which I walked unsteadily on the tracks in this forest. Through the linear progression of video media, I attempt to explore the concept of deviation.