I performed this task daily from January 1st through the 31st, 1998
at 12 noon. It was performed in San Francisco on the same stretch of
Market Street (from Sutter Street to the United Nations Plaza).
this task may seem extra-ordinary, I am not interested in performing
acts that are limited to only a few specialists. The task is open enough
so that it can be performed at any time and in any place. This open
structure is an invitation to other people to use this task as part
of their own experimentation in being.
documented this process with 219 photographs and a journal. The photographs
are documents of the external experience and the journal is a document
of the internal experience. The photographs include daily documentation
of three moments in the journey: the view from the starting point towards
the destination, the first step, and the destination. There are also
additional photographs taken during the process. The journal was written
daily as I waited to begin the journey and upon arrival at the fountain
at the United Nations Plaza.
compiling the information, I made the choice to not edit either the
text or photographs. I did not want to sanitize the project in terms
of content, grammar, image quality, etc. In respect to the spirit of
the project this seems to be the only choice I could make.
compiled the documentation in a CD-ROM format. While I set a regimented
path for my own process, I have not made any set path to follow in the
CD. The various sections offer different options so that the viewer
can move through the material in their own way.