Spatial surprises and city safari’s
My Experiments no. 001 002 and especially 003 could be described as “surprises for the (awareness of) the body’. Lately I have become real interested in ’spatial surprises’ Note: find a better word, googled this one and what came up first were surprising things in outer space. This is not what I mean. What I mean are small gestures or interventions in a certain space, a space that is part of people’s everyday life, gestures or events that give the audience a different perception of this place. Surprises that make people look (feel?) twice. Surprises to give a little nudge to the mental map.
Surprise, not shock – this is too easy and I suspect that it has no lasting value.
The works I mean, see examples below, make a little ‘klick’ in people’s mind, no more.