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THE COLLECTIVE PERSPECTIVE

THE COLLECTIVE PERSPECTIVE

“An urban wanderer […] playful and inventive ways of navigating the urban environment in order to examine its architecture and spaces.” Tate Terms

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The Stoics believed that everything around us operates according to a web of cause and effect, resulting in a rational structure of the universe, and while we may not always have control over the events affecting us, we can have control over how we approach things.

Psycho-geography has been described as a scientific tool for measuring the emotional impact of an urban space - urban wandering, the imaginative reworking of the city, the otherworldly sense of spirit of place, the unexpected insights and juxtapositions created by aimless drifting, the new ways of experiencing familiar surroundings.

At a cross section of these two schools of thought this project aimed to develop a contemporary framework for operating within the modern day, learning by doing, acting within a collective perspective. All three headsets seen in the above image only displays the third person perspective of the individual who is wearing the camera rig, thus our movements and how we interact within the world must be negotiated in relation to this perspective.

The purpose of this project was not to achieve an immediate response in the world but to start a discussion and present a case for an evidently absurd way of living not based on the current ideas of the social majority and individualism, the above film gives a glimpse as to how such an absurd process works in actuality.

Click here to view a zine I produced that explains this project in greater detail.

Credit to Kevin Sollis and Bernard Hitachi for their collaboration during this project.

Photo credits to Shinzo Higashiyama