Walking piece details
Invitation to Walk-Hör-Spiel-Spaziergänge (Listening-Play-Walks) as podcast in Kreuzberg & Friedrichshain.
‘Mittelpunkt’ is a walk from the podcast series of ‘Invitation to Walk // Hör-Spiel-Spaziergänge’ // Listening-Play-Walks’. The four episodes lead and allure to body-perception experiments while walking. They are intended for individual or collective appropriation of the city – with and through somatics, choreography and artistic research. The content touches on anatomical-physiological aspects of perception, backgrounds from body philosophy and embodiment cognition, history and practices of walking art and performance art, as well as urban history.
This walk is dedicated to walking and getting lost, more precisely to walking when it is not just locomotion from A to B.
Perceptual exercises are suggested during this walk. Make sure you can also take care of your safety at all times while you are out and about.
Please make sure your player is sufficiently charged. Use headphones without noice-canceling so you can also hear ambient sounds and choose appropriate, weatherproof shoes & clothing to walk outside comfortably.
This walk is conditionally accessible (there may not be lowered sidewalks everywhere).
If you are vision impaired, I recommend that you take this walk with a sighted person for company.
Any point in a city where you can stand and find interesting.
– Rebecca Solnit Wanderlust, Matthes & Seitz 2019.
– Franz Hessel: Walking in Berlin, Piper 2012
– Ralph Fischer: Walking Artists, transcript 2011
Concept & narrator: Katja Münker
sound design: Mattef Kuhlmey
Cooperation partners: Tanzfabrik Berlin, Somatische Akademie Berlin
Funded by: Project Funding Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
Contact: [email protected]