Wonder while you Wander

Experimental Art Zine, 2016


We tend to place boundaries on the way we move through space, and we establish categories in which to place our thoughts. Practicality and efficiency have replaced curiosity and contemplation. As a modern species, our motion has been restricted to an almost two-dimensional plane.

A theory in cognitive science describes the inextricable connection between the mind and the body. Concepts and categories, movement and senses, reasoning and judgement are all woven together in an intricate web. We think in spatial metaphors; happy is up, sad is down, future is forward, important is heavy.

The ideas we believe can determine actions as well as thoughts. The terrain we occupy can not only influence movement, but also feelings. A new orientation of the mind can produce a new orientation of motion.

Walking allows us to be in our bodies and in the world without being made busy by them. It leaves us free to think without being wholly lost in our thoughts.
— Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust