Avoid Highways

There are places that are not fixed at a particular geographical location, but are instead visited experientially, through time and movement: an oft-travelled route through the city, a walk to a lover’s home or a favored path in the forest. Our thoughts and memories of these places often take on an emotional or sensory form. The entirety of the experience is what we tend to remember, not just one particular scene.

‘Avoid Highways’ is a series of works that capture a visual impression of such places. It’s a project about immediacy, the result of a practice of cultivating presence through movement and embracing a slower, more deliberate way of experiencing our surroundings.

The source material for these works are minute-by-minute photographs collected during intentional walks or drives through places of personal significance. Each work contains the visual content of roughly one hundred individual views that have been combined mathematically. The final image is the result of averaging the brightness and tone of these many photographs, pixel by pixel, into a single visual composite. The process itself is photographic and literal, but the result is a form of abstraction, like memory, created by a combination of algorithm, time, intention and visual excess.



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A Walk down Splash Dam Trail

A Drive from Thomas to Elkins

A Walk from Le Biche to Le Coq

A Walk across Key West

A Drive from Key West to The Everglades

A Walk from Fővám tér to Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út

A Drive down Sully Road

A Walk from La Barriere to Place Valliance

A Walk from Hua Mak to Khlong Tan

A Drive down Kempton Road

A Walk through Thomas Trails

A Walk across Marigny

A Walk through Bayswater

A Drive from Lewisburg to Fayetteville

A Walk from Near North Side to Hardy Yards

A Walk from Botanique to Saintclette

A Drive from Terlingua to Marathon

A Walk across Zizkov

A Walk through Little Canaan Wildlife Area

A Walk down Canaan Loop Road

A Walk through Thomas Trails

A Walk from Moon Pool to Front Street

A Walk from Terril Waterschei to C-Mine

A Drive from New Orleans to Houston

A Walk from Mt. Pleasant to Black Lives Matter Plaza

A Walk across Marfa

A Walk from Front Street to Douglas Falls

A Walk down Canyon Rim Road

A Walk from Moon Pool to Front Street

A Walk across Central Park

A Walk down Canyon Rim Road

A Drive from Oakland to Thomas

A Drive from Thomas to Kingwood

A Walk through Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

A Walk from Lavapiés to Sacramental de San Justo

A Walk through the French Quarter