Walking on a Passage

Walking drawing | Pencil on paper
Two parts, each: 91 x 91 cm

41°49'34.8"N 71°24’27.5"W-
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41°49'33.3"N 71°24’26.7"W-
41°49'34.8"N 71°24’27.5"W-
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41°49'33.3"N 71°24’26.7”W

2 Oct, 3:23-3:37 PM, Providence, USA

“Our sensory systems activate only in the presence of change, and our cognitive awareness of heat, light or sound is not of the environment at all, but of the manner in which our own bodies are reacting to the environment.”

-Michelle Addington, ”The Phenomena Of The Non-Visual”

Cognition arises through a dynamic interaction between an acting organism and its environment. Our environment is thus considered as one type of perceptible order, which we selectively create through our capacities for interaction. When we perceive, the abstract information is extracted from its context; once they translate into an internal representation, it becomes independent from its origin and is able to be processed and manipulated. The intention of this project is: to observe our fluid bodily changes and self-adjustments toward space and time.

I connect the fluid concept of perception to a tangible mapping while walking. How does a landscape look like via my feeling or others?

To experience a spatial passage. I measured and documented the feeling of light, temperature, sound, and space in numbers simultaneously both from my body and from digital sensors. Translated them into concentrations of charcoal line base on the biological and digital sensory datasets, I walked on a circle in Providence, and my body experienced two distinct versions of a passage.