Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Future of the Walk

by Iain Bamforth

"Walking is the intentional act closest to the unwilled rhythms of the body, to its alternating movement of pedestal and pendulum".

"City walking is the freedom of anonymity, the moment when, as Virginia Woolf wrote in her essay “Street Haunting”, we can “shed the self our friends know us by” and set out in the dusk, as she did, to buy a pencil".

Iain Bamforth is going through the history of Psychogeography and it's spiritual fathers and mothers, poets and writers which were all flânerie lovers.

4 comments:

Princess Haiku said...

I have always loved to walk (especially at twilight) and find this entry intriguing. Does that make me a flanerette?

kclare said...

Thank you for posting this link!! One of my favorite topics...

Such a nice blog!

Moon River said...

well Princess, i guess you are.
for me flânerie - is a pleasure that come with an ease and most natural instinct of walking, walking the city's unknown and known streets, the wilderness as well as the urban landscape in the most intuitive pleasure and leisure, curiosity and soft alertness, but somehow with an air of reverie and calm, letting enchanted happenings penetrate ones consciousness....and more

Princess Haiku said...

Very beautifully expressed.