Walking as Drawing

Walking as Drawing

Conflux Festival!

The Conflux Festival was amazing. There were so many interesting people, projects, and ideas swirling around the Barney Building. 

Here is the initial video edit from the submissions I received so far. If you are interested in participating in the project, please feel free to send me your drawings! It would be interesting if this continued to grow and change over time:

Walking as Drawing from Billy Friebele on Vimeo.
The 'Walking as Drawing' project was created at the Conflux Festival(http://confluxfestival.org/) on October 9th, 2010. Participants were asked to walk for 30 minutes anywhere within a 5 block radius. They tracked their walks with GPS devices or drew them on maps given out at the festival. 30 minutes was condensed into a one-minute animated drawing. For more info: http://walkingasdrawing.blogspot.com/
Walking as Drawing by Billy Friebele Sat. October 9th @1 pm
This project will involve participants in a mapping excursion that will result a collective time-based drawing. Using the boundary of Conflux as a limitation, walk anywhere within the contained space for exactly 30 minutes, thinking of your path as a drawn line. When time is up, take a picture of where you ended up. Pathways will be recorded with gps units, or transcribed using Google's pedometer:(http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/). The tracks can be emailed or given directly to me (bfriebele@gmail.com). These walks will be color coded and animated so that the paths form a time-based collaborative drawing through the streets of New York. The animation will be sped up to show 30 minutes of walking in 3 minutes time, and will be uploaded to the project website for viewing. The photographs will be presented at the end of the video.

Conflux is located at: 

34 Stuyvesant St.
New York, NY 10003

Here is an example of what the animation of a single line will look like:

Traversing/Suburban: Target Drawing from Billy Friebele on Vimeo.
I attached a GPS device and a video camera to a shopping cart and traveled through Target. The animated drawing reflects the movements of the shopper in space. This is an excerpt of a larger piece.

Pictures may be displayed at the end of the video: