Tape walks
[n. plural] Tape walks
[v. 3rd person singular]
"Tape Walks" was created in the class of Lebanese artist and architect Tony Chakar at the international summer academy in Salzburg in 2018.
With the title "From searching without curiosity", the class focused on the topic "City Walk". During the two weeks, I took a roll of transparent tape and explored every corner of the city. The tape is my material, my medium as well as my theme: with the tape in my hand, I tried to collect the elements of physical spaces and personal perceptions on the road.
On the final presentation of the class (in the form of a guided city tour, a very speciality of Salzburg so to say), a fictional map has been made - we cut out the entire city plan, scaled it down and projected it on to Old Town, in order to make the full city visible on the main touristic paths. In this way, Lehen, considered as a shady district by some, matched-up with the fancy Mirabell garden; the railway station corresponded with the main City Bridge; and the southern area of Salzburg connected closely to the location of the Dome. 
For these three locations, I have created different works:
Outside of Mirabell garden's park wall, I presented a tiny photography exhibition alongside with the garbage I gathered in Lehen district (The municipality of Salzburg officially rejected our proposal of presenting this work inside the park, which ironically became a part of this work: Lehen the shady, COULD NEVER BE SEEN BY THE TOURISTS.
Near the city bridge, I dragged the tape which I collected near the railway station, and when items attached to the tape rubbed against the ground, people shall be reminded of the bustle sounds appearing around railway station every day.
At the end of the tour, I distributed some small souvenirs made of what I found in the green area of Salzburg - this again is the intervention of the whole city tour concept: tourists always needed some souvenirs in the end.
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There's a text written by Liudmila Kirsanova introduce the entire project.
A review of our city walk written by Chloe Stead find you here.
Nadja
Nadja
Nobody Knows, Nobody Cares
Nobody Knows, Nobody Cares
Salzburg Souvenirs
Salzburg Souvenirs
disease of the century
disease of the century
lost and found
lost and found