The history of the future cannot be written in advance. Borrowing from Rainer M. Rilke’s idea that the “the won-back heart is richest,” our exploratory walks produce filmed and photographic series and sometimes even sequences of texts and poems. The goal is to allow participants to experience the unfamiliar, free of objectives and (pre-)judgments.
Our exploratory walks are essentially a method for gaining an unobstructed view. Our perspectives are often predefined by culturally determined interpretive patterns, which means we lack the distance to overcome the limitations placed on experience. Art can open up new avenues by acting as a mediator in encounters with the unusual or the strange without lecturing us or doing us harm. The result is new perceptions and experiences.