Monday, January 18, 2021

Let’s Take a (Virtual. Twitter & Instagram live, Guided)#49, January 20 2021, in celebration for Joe Biden & Kamala Harris Inauguration.

Let’s Take a (Virtual. Twitter & Instagram live) guided walk January 20 2021 at 9.45pm (EST), in celebration for Joe Biden & Kamala Harris' Inauguration and to mark the completion of Hangers 101 & a Litany of Hashtags* 

We will be walking separately but sharing a journey , from anywhere in the world; Let's Take a Walk #49 via Twitter @mcayer  and on Instagram Live @mcayer27

 

How it works:  I will guide you via @mcayer on Twitter and Instagram Live@mcayer27

For LTAW #49, the focus will be #celebration #compassion & #respect.Prompting dialogues and positive changes. We’ll create a similar footprint on different soil, #walkingtogetherapart. 

How to join:  Follow @mcayer  on Twitter to receive guiding tweets. Please take photos and videos of your walk and send them to me via Twitter or email. Adding to the ever-growing installation.  

History: So far, there have been 48 Twitter guided walks starting in 2009 LTAW each is a shared moment—a step towards peace and collective wellbeing.

 

*Description of Hangers 101 & a Litany of Hashtags

 

Hangers 101 & A Litany of Hashtags is a participatory project that creates a dialogue on the current political/social climate. I initiated the first phase of this project on the first day of the new Presidential administration. I made daily visual gestures from hangers and other material, inspired in part by the day's news. In the studio or on sidewalks, participants pause holding hangers, adding a thread, and sharing opinions, which I turn into hashtags, i.e., #climatechange, #womensrighttochoose Instagram (@mcayer27). Instagram (@mcayer27). 

 

 a Litany of Hashtags, the ensuing performance (s), includes a monologue created from participant commentary and transformation of the yarned hangers. Performance Artifacts become sculptural work, installation. This project took place in my studio, on the streets as well as at the Glasshouse in Brooklyn, the Bergen Art Festival in Norway, the New York Studio School exhibition, in Back to the Future at Local Project LIC, during The Artist Parade with AIOP, Plaxall Gallery LIC and Blue Spirit in Costa Rica. Visit @mcayer27 on Instagram to see the entire progression of this work.

 

I am delighted to announce the completion of the Hangers 101 & a Litany of Hashtags Soundtrack created in collaboration with Nicole Brancato, Joris Pierre Katz and myself, to be found on BandCamp

 

From near or far, I hope to share a journey with you. 

Thank you for your attention and support. 

I wish you health, patience, and wonderful discoveries.

 

Marie Christine 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Let's Take a Walk #48 as Part of Laura Victoria Ward's Playful Connection Embodiment Circle

As part of Laura Victoria Ward Playful Connection Embodiment Circle, I conducted Let's Take a Walk on Friday, December 4th. 

Embodiment Circle is Inclusive, Playful, rooted in Loving Kindness and Fun! 

Here are images of  the key points of our journey.

Today was the National Day of Dices, so the amount of steps for our walk, where decided by chance, 19 steps. 

             

                 Look up, what do you see, this is what I could see.

 
Shel Silverstein poem "Put Something In" guided the next action, 


  
                        What could you hear?                                           Close your eyes, think of someone you love.


We concluded the walk singing Dona Nobis Pacem 

Let's Take a Walk Walking together apart. Moving in sync from anywhere in the world. Sharing a journey, a step toward peace, compassion and understanding. 

Looking forward to taking the next walk with you.

A bientôt 

Marie Christine 

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Let's Take a Walk #47, Vote.

LTAW#47 took us to the early voting, voting booth. We took a virtual guided Walk. Walking separately but sharing a journey #WalkingTogetherApart #Worldwide, departing from Ludlow street to Henry street in the Lower East Side NYC. Where did your walk end? 

Those of you who live abroad joined us to show support in this critical moment. 

We walked for #Peace #Change #Respect and #inMemoriam of those who passed away as it was November 1st, the day of the dead. November 1st is also #VeganDay, with respect to all being.


From near or far, thank you for sharing this journey with me.

Who did you think of?

What was your wish?

What song did you sing? 


The song I hummed was Dona Nobis Pacem.

Paul, Tweet Master of the day, guided you via Twitter, as I led you via Instagram Live.

It was raining, so challenging to Tweet under an umbrella. I was expecting a long line at the pole, but no one was there.


I wish you and your loved one's health, love, and beautiful discoveries.

In the hope that today's voting will significantly change the course of this country and it's relation to the world.

Thank you so much for your participation and support. 

With Love Marie Christine 


See the last few minutes of LTAW #47

Vote 2020


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Let’s Take a (Virtual. Twitter & Instagram live, Guided) Walk #47 to the early voting, voting booth

Dear friends and fellow walker

Let’s Take a (Virtual. Twitter & Instagram live, Guided) Walk #47, Sunday, November 1st; I’ll take you along on my way to the early voting, voting booth. 
                
We will be walking separately but sharing a journey from anywhere in the world; let’s Take a (Virtual, Twitter Guided) Walk #47  Sunday, November 1st at noon EST via Twitter @mcayer and on Instagram Live @mcayer27

How it works: From NYC, I will guide you via ‪@mcayer on Twitter. 
For LTAW #47, the focus will be #hopeforchange & #respect.Prompting dialogues and positive changes. We’ll create a similar footprint on different soil, #walkingtogetherapart. 
How to join:  Follow ‪@mcayer on Twitter to receive guiding tweets. Please take photos and videos of your walk and send them to me via Twitter or email. Adding to the ever-growing installation.  
History: So far, there have been 46 Twitter guided walks starting in 2009 LTAW each is a shared moment—a step towards peace and collective wellbeing. 
From near or far, I hope to share a journey with you. 
Thank you for your attention and support. 
I wish you health, patience, and wonderful discoveries.

For those of you interested in early voting, please check 

With gratitude, hope and love 

Marie Christine

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Let's Take a (Virtual Guided) Walk #46

Let's Take a (Virtual, Twitter Guided) Walk #46 took place at 1pm Friday 8/28th, in honor of Martin Luther King's historic "I Have a Dream" speech that took place 57 years ago,   LTAW #4 was dedicated to the anti-war march lead by MLK that took place in NYC from Central Park South to the United Nations   

#WalkingTogetherApart 


Here are the prompts if you wish to experience the journey in your own time. 

























Walking separately but sharing a journey from anywhere in the world, whether indoors or outdoors via Twitter @mcayer or follow via story on Instagram.



How it works: From NYC, I will guide you via @mcayer on Twitter. For LTAW #46, Together, though apart, we'll create a similar footprint on different soil, #walkingtogetherapart. We will walk for Peace, joining virtually the many participants who will march tomorrow in Washington for Justice for all, #BlackLiveMatter.

How to join:  Follow @mcayer on Twitter to receive guiding tweets. Please take photos and videos of your walk and send them to me via Twitter or email. Adding to the ever-growing installation.  

History: So far, there have been 45 Twitter guided walks starting in 2009 LTAW each is a shared moment—a step towards peace

From near or far, I hope to share a journey with you. 

Thank you for your attention and support

 

Marie Christine

 

 

Friday, June 26, 2020

Let's Take a (Virtual, Twitter Guided) Walk #45 went to the voting booth

What else could we do with LTAW#45 but go to the voting booth? And so we did. We took a virtual guided Walk. Walking separately but sharing a journey #WalkingTogetherApart #Worldwide. Departing from my home in the Lower East Side, I walked to 100 Hester Street, NYC. Where did your walk end? 
Those of you who lived in a part of the world that did not vote joined us to show support in this critical moment. 
We walked for Change to borrow from #44, President Barrack Obama.
By the way, Let's Take a Walk #30 took us to the voting booth to re-elect President Obama. The video featured on LTAW #33 blog post shows a moment as we, a group of volunteers, cleaned up Sandy's devastation on Staten Island.

From near or far, thank you for sharing this journey with me.
Who did you think of?
What was your wish?
What song did you sing? 

Songs I had in my mind and hummed as I walked.
Changes David Bowie 
A Change is Gona to Come, Aretha Franklin,
Change Christina Aguilera

Note that this walk was, for me, chaotic as I promised to guide you Live on Instagram and via Twitter, and I did so without my Tweet Master. Having to go back and forth from Instagram to Twitter, leaving you with pauses and quiet times, I wonder how it worked for you?
To share your impressions or images of the walk, or to be notified on future projects, please do so via mariechrisitne@mindspring.com.
Wishing you and your loved one's health, love, and wonderful discoveries.

Marie Christine 












Monday, June 22, 2020

LTAW #45 Let's go and vote for Change

What else to do to do with LTAW#45 
but to go to the voting booth?

Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 23rd at 1 pm (EST), Let’s Take a (Virtual, Twitter Guided) Walk #45 
will take us to the voting booth. Walking separately but sharing a journey from anywhere in the world, whether indoors or outdoors  via Twitter @mcayer or follow via a live feed on Instagram
If you live in a part of the world that is not voting tomorrow, join us to show your support in this critical moment. 
We will be walking for Change to borrow from #44, President Barrack Obama.

By the way, Let’s Take a Walk #30 took us to the voting booth to re-elect President Obama

Find your polling space, 

    
How it works: From NYC, I will guide you via ‪@mcayer on Twitter. For LTAW #45, the focus will be to go and vote for Change. Together, though apart, we’ll create a similar footprint on different soil, #walkingtogetherapart. 
How to join:  Follow ‪@mcayer on Twitter to receive guiding tweets. Please take photos and videos of your walk and send them to me via Twitter or email. Adding to the ever-growing installation.  
History: So far, there have been 44 Twitter guided walks starting in 2009 LTAW each is a shared moment—a step towards peace and collective wellbeing. 
From near or far, I hope to share a journey with you. 
Thank you for your attention and support 
Wishing you health, patience, and wonderful discoveries.

Marie Christine