The location-independent audio walk "Street Haunting" encourages people to wander around the city and enter a decelerated state that changes the way they look at their surroundings. The essay of the same name by Virginia Woolf serves as a starting point to talk about the position of women* in public space. Small propositions and exercises during the walk put an emphasis on how much the experience of urban space is defined by how our body looks, moves and is shaped by previous experiences.
The voice becomes an invisible accomplice, as do the other participants, who are decentralized yet synchronized. Through our presence in space, we temporarily appropriate the places as we traverse them. Together we approach the city from a feminist perspective, exploring the question: How are female bodies and identities hindered from accessing urban space? And what pathways can we take to reclaim public space?
Format: Audio-Walk Design Symposium: “Kompliz*innen” FemPower Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle Exhibition: Kunstverein Siegen (Siegener Audiowalks) Pictures: Participants of the Audio-Walk