monique besten

a soft armour
I've been wearing a 3 piece walking suit since January, first exploring the city of Barcelona on foot, then travelling through Europe slowly like a travelling saleswoman, carrying an old suitcase with memories embroidered in the pockets of found clothing
a soft armour
a soft armour
I threw a simple idea in the air. To walk from my house in Amsterdam to the Nomadic Village 2013 in the south of France and invite people to support me in any way they like and symbolically walk with me. Choose a day, give me something to walk with and in
a soft armour
I've been wearing the same 3 piece suit every day since December 15 last year and will continue to wear it in 2013. Every day I'm sewing a new image or text on the inside, slowly creating a growing mind map, reflecting how I experience the world around me
exercises in being here
This is a safe haven for thoughts, ideas, images, try-outs, all the things that don't fit in my other blogs, the ones that are about specific projects.
monique in hellendoorn
walking (sideways)
Together with a group of international artists, I walked as a Walking Librarian through Belgium. While walking, I embroidered my thoughts, other peoples' stories and random events and images in the inside of my 3 piece walking suit. This weblog gives a sm
Walking a Grand Tour
An 18 day virtual solo walk from Queralbs to the Montserrat mountains (Spain), to be repeated in August/September in the company of many people. Commissioned by Nau Côclea. The same route twice, in two different ways, two different stories (or not?).
walking in circles
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    Weaving thoughts

    · 15 Oct, 2022
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  • Walking Event SWS22

    Walking Sideways – 10 years from, 10 years on

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    Misha Myers
    · 2022-09-18 18:00
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    A random day

    · 14 Apr, 2022
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    Here now

    · 12 Feb, 2022
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    To believe

    · 14 Mar, 2020
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    Letter to a dear friend

    · 11 Jan, 2020
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    At the heart of things

    · 1 Dec, 2019
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    Morning song

    · 24 Nov, 2019
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    always the sea

    · 24 Nov, 2019
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    Birdwatching

    · 9 Sep, 2019
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    Cookie overload

    · 28 Aug, 2019
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    seeds

    · 27 Aug, 2019
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    Identifying seeds

    · 8 Aug, 2019
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    A stone protruding from the ground

    · 31 Jul, 2019
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    One way to (not) enter home

    · 25 Jul, 2019
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    High time to build a dragonfly

    · 23 Jul, 2019
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    Elsewhere

    · 1 Jun, 2019
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    this is where the clouds grow

    · 21 May, 2019
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    When we had wings

    · 20 May, 2019
  • exercises in being here

    When I had wings

    · 20 May, 2019