Jay Walking | Outlawing Desire Lines

By askauk / 26th February 2014 / 0 Comments

“Jay walking” is a politically loaded phrase. A century-old invention—a derogatory term implying the target is an empty-headed yokel—a term latched onto by the motor industry in a co-ordinated, boy-scout-endorsed rebuttal of a campaign to mechanically limit motor speeds—and a highly successful attempt to put the responsibility for increasing pedestrian deaths squarely on the shoulders of…

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A Line Made By Walking

By askauk / 7th January 2014 / 0 Comments

The work documents an action by Richard Long – the creation of a transient line in nature made by repeatedly walking back and forth in a grassy field – which he then photographed from an angle at which the sunlight made the line particularly visible. The artist made this work while still a student at…

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Getting Lost in Ikea

By askauk / 28th September 2013 / 0 Comments

Anyone who desires to lose three hours of their life can easily do so by making a quick trip to Ikea. Getting lost in this retail behemoth is an obligatory experience for modern urbanites. Ikea is designed deliberately to confuse—to keep you in its warren for as long as possible and maximise the chance of impulse…

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