In many ways I feel that all of our studies at The New Museum transcended the pedestrian. For me, the state of being aware of the body - by that, I mean, the temporary shift of awareness (an energy shift) from the brain to body - is NOT a pedestrian act. It is the antithesis of pedestrian. I agree with Shige: "The pedestrian body is a thinking body."
Throughout my experience as a participant, I was engaged in the process of shifting awareness (or energy) from my brain…Continue
What is pedestrian? “Pedestrian” is a societal construct. It is human action and behavior as sifted through a societal sieve. These become evolutionary habits and norms – all conceived through the development and advancement of civilization. Each socialized human body is a civilization. We are born animals. Our bodies, souls, temperaments are sifted through the societal sieve. All excess sensation and awareness – unnecessary for survival in “civilized” society – falls away. We are…Continue