Friday, January 16, 2009

This is the work that Sarah Muehlbauer made as part of the The Philadelphia Experiment Workshop:

Under the methodologies of Land Arts of the American West, we were asked to consider the way in which we travel through space, not merely our destination. As I explored the site of the Ben Franklin Bridge, I was struck by the concentration of motion it facilitates and began to ponder the impossibility of stillness within the territory of the bridge. As I traversed the pedestrian walkway, waves of vibration engulfed the bridge and flooded my body.

The physical impact of locomotion.

Trembling seems to symbolize a larger scope of impact that transportation development has on the earth. It extends a physical trace of that exchange between the built environment and the individual, beckoning awareness.

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