For As Far As I Can See
Line painters apply surface markings to communicate information on roads for pedestrians and drivers. Despite international effort to unify such marks (to negate confusion and uncertainty about their meaning) specifications can change depending on country and region. Non-mechanical line painters mark out a horizontal and vertical grid with rope dipped into a white chalk. Painted onto the road using a steel jug and a 'painting stick', a tool which has an angled gauzed end-point, is equivalent to a large piece of steel section and functions like the tip of a pen.
'When you are walking on your own you think differently. Sometimes your thoughts fall into rhythm with the walk. A monologue of thoughts can suddenly turn into a dialogue when a new surrounding imposes itself. Ideally you will not be thinking at all for lengths of time. You can do nothing but walk, watch and think. To think about this walking and watching and thinking. You are on a territory of transition, submission and unfocused concentration. A time travel in the now if you will.'
'Walking', Gustaaf Wouters, 1979.
Produced for 'Time Travels', as a part of the exhibition series 'All We Can Do Is What We Are Actually Already Doing'. P/////AKT, Amsterdam, NL, 2015.