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 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 from Mt. Pleasant to Black Lives Matter Plaza

A Walk down Canaan Loop Road

A Walk through Thomas Trails

A Drive down Kempton Road

A Walk from Lavapiés to Sacramental de San Justo

A Walk across Marfa

A Drive from Thomas to Kingwood

A Walk from Hua Mak to Khlong Tan

A Walk from Le Biche to Le Coq

A Walk across Marigny

A Walk through the French Quarter

A Walk across Key West

A Drive from Key West to The Everglades

A Walk down Canyon Rim Road

A Walk across Zizkov

A Drive from Lewisburg to Fayetteville

A Drive down Sully Road

A Walk from Terril Waterschei to C-Mine

A Walk down Splash Dam Trail

A Walk from Fővám tér to Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út

A Drive from Oakland to Thomas

A Drive from New Orleans to Houston

A Walk through Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge

A Walk from Near North Side to Hardy Yards

A Drive from Thomas to Elkins

A Walk through Little Canaan Wildlife Area

A Walk through Bayswater

A Walk across Central Park

A Drive from Terlingua to Marathon

A Walk down Canyon Rim Road

A Walk from Front Street to Douglas Falls

A Walk from Moon Pool to Front Street

A Walk from Moon Pool to Front Street

A Walk through Thomas Trails

A Walk from La Barriere to Place Valliance

A Walk from Botanique to Saintclette