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Alma Visscher: Paths of Desire


Alma Visscher: Paths of Desire


Alma Visscher: Paths of Desire



Alma Visscher: Paths of Desire

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The forms of these drawings find their basis in the spontaneous creation of paths of desire. "Desire paths" is a term used by Gaston Bachelard in his book, The Poetics of Space, to describe foot paths developed by individuals who choose the most direct or easiest route to their destination, regardless of what the designed pathways dictate. This action is natural. Yet, it is also an active form of resistance by which ordinary tasks change the manner in which a space is experienced. The everyday task of walking erodes a line. In these drawings, this motion is reflected in the simplicity of the drawn line and the repetition of its movement.

 

 
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