Dérive, 2017


This accordion book is a simulation of my experiences, a dérive, at various sites. The assemblage and disassemblage of the book invites viewers to vicariously experience my dérive. Various mediums convey different aspects of my wandering. Photography provides concrete imagery of specific sites and transports the audience to these places. Paintings and drawings allude to people who are absent at the site but present in my memory and spontaneous responses regarding the dérive. Unfolded on a flat surface, the book installation provides a space for viewers to walk around and interact with the different physicalities within the book, metaphorically referring to geographical landscapes. As a mean of studying psychogeography of different places, the Dérive book represents an external and internal sensation, providing each viewer with a different viewing experience.