Walking Journey

Art and Montage in Three Walks

  • Irena Weber
Keywords: walking journey, art, Denkbild, montage, Walter Benjamin, flâneur, Marina Abramović & Ulay, performance, the Great Wall of China


Walking as a scholarly subject and artistic practice has gathered significant attention in a past decade. Drawing on work of Walter Benjamin and contemporary walking art practices, the paper attempts to present a montage of Three Walks. It takes you on a journey through fragments of modernity in Berlin and Paris, the Great Wall Walk in China, and the student performance on the pedestrian bridge in Ljubljana.