Molly Wagner, A 'Pedestrian' Artist (pun intended)
"Walking has been one of the constellations in the starry sky of human culture, a constellation whose three stars are the body, the imagination, and the wide-open world, and though all three exist independently, it is the lines drawn between them—drawn by the act of walking for cultural purposes—that makes them a constellation."
Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking
As a ‘pedestrian artist’ I activate and share the historical and contemporary stories of the roads and land they cover thus transforming them into places rather than blurred images glimpsed through the windows of a speeding car. My walks are artistic and political acts that resist and confound contemporary habits of speed, spectacle, paranoia and consumption. I believe that the physical, cultural and social constellation made by walking for cultural purposes has the potential to shift our anthropocentric attitudes and facilitate compassion and sensitivity in the complex relationships of the planet.