Friday, January 20, 2017

Let's Take a Walk #36 The Women's March in Washington

Getting ready to go to The Women's March in Washington. I will be walking for Equality and Respect for all; more specifically The Right for women to choose The Right to Love whomever one choose/The Sexual Orientation Right and for Climate Change Positive Actions.
As per the past Let’s Take a Walk events I will Tweet walking directions and observations from 10.45 to 11.05 not as a performance on site but as a participant in the March. You can be part of this from anywhere in the world by following @mcayer via Twitter.
All my wishes for a peaceful and uniting day.
Marie Christine 

Let's Take a Walk
Using the phenomenon of Twitter, participants all over the world can join in a “group walk". We film or photograph our journey. The various footages becomes a video installation showing the experience of our group walking in different places but moving synchronized through the same blueprints.

A shared moment, a step toward peace.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Let's Take a Walk #35 took place under the rain, was the sun shining where you were?

Thank you so much for being part of Let's Take a Walk #35
It rained in New York City I wonder if you could see the stares or the sunshine where you were.  We walk on The International Day of Non Violence and Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday.
If you follow the walk via Twitter please send images of your journey to my Hightail account.
A shout out to the fabulous performers, 
Let's Take a Walk #35 cast
Tweet Master - Duvall O'SteenDrummer - Andrew Feinberg, 
Town Crier - (rained out)  Guide -Marie Christine Katz
Twitter Guide in the UN - Brad Rakushin Twitter Guide in Strawberry Field - (Rained out)
A heartfelt thank you to Lisa Hershfield, Molly Haynes and Paul Katz.
and my gratefulness for the chance encounter with 
The Photographer -  Nachiket Guttikar                                                                & The man with the flowers - M.B 
I am so grateful for your continuous support and encouragements.


Photo by Brad Rakushin courtesy of mck
                                                Brad with one of th sign he made                                                                                                                  
Photo by Brad Rakushin courtesy of mck



The Drummer Photo by Nachiket Guttikar courtesy of mck
Photo by Nachiket Guttikar courtesy of mck


The Tweet Master and The Guide Photo by Nachiket Guttikar courtesy of mck

Photo by Nachiket Guttikar courtesy of mck

Photo by Nachiket Guttikar courtesy of mck
                        
Photo by Nachiket Guttikar courtesy of mck
Photo by Nachiket Guttikar courtesy of mck
Photo by Nachiket Guttikar courtesy of mck

Photo by Duvall O'Steen courtesy of mck
                     

Photo by Duvall O'Steen courtesy of mck
Photo by Duvall O'Steen courtesy of mck
Photo by Nachiket Guttikar courtesy of mck

Photo by Nachiket Guttikar courtesy of mck
Photo by Nachiket Guttikar courtesy of mck

Photo by Nachiket Guttikar courtesy of mck

Photo by Nachiket Guttikar courtesy of mck
Photo by Nachiket Guttikar courtesy of mck


Performance Remains Photo by Marie Christine Katz


Photo by Duvall O'Steen courtesy of mck
Photo by Duvall O'Steen courtesy of mck



Performance Remains Photo by Marie Christine Katz
Performance Remains Photo by Marie Christine Katz

Photo by Duvall O'Steen courtesy of mck


Video Drums over Guns by Brad Rakushin courtesy of mck

                  Following the LTAW via Twitter by the United Nation                  
Photo by Brad Rakushine courtesy of mck 

           Calling on passerby to join LTAW via Twitter by the United Nation                  
Photo by Brad Rakushine courtesy of mck #Peace #Non Violence #LTAW



"My Optimism Rests On the Infinite Capacities Of the Individual To Practice Peace & Non-Violence.....And In A Gentle Way We Can Change The World"
   "Imagine" John Lennon
      "I have a dream" Martin Luther King Jr.
                                                                              




A couple of days later, flowers and sunshine.
Photo by Marie Christine Katz

Let's Take a Walk… I Need You is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs 
in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Chashama.



Thursday, October 1, 2015

Let's Take a Walk #35 for Peace & Non Violence 10/2/15 Rain or Shine

Dear friends 
I am delighted to invite you to Let's Take a Walk #35, it will take place rain or shine on Friday October 2nd  - The International Day of Non Violence and Gandhi's birthday. LTAW #35 the 20 minutes Twitter guided walk begins at 6.30pm at Union Sq by the Mahatma Gandhi Sculpture You can join in at the actual location or from anywhere in the world via Twitter.  Follow @mcayer, note that a wonderful cast of characters and I will conduct the performance from Union Square, there will be two additional starting point planed for this event, The imagine mosaic in Strawberry Field  and The United Nation marking the arrival point of the 1967 Anti War demonstration lead by Martin Luther King.                 October 3rd and 4th - Schlepping & Displaying will be take place throughout the afternoon in the three for mentioned  location (if interested in finding me I will tweet details on each specific days at @mcayer) 
Two of the  participants during the knitting and stories exchanges, the knitted elements are used for the costume of the guide worn during LTAW, they told me stories I will share with you during the walk. 



Those events are part of a 2 months long project, Let's Take a Walk…I Need You presented with the support of The Lower Manhattan Cultural counsel & New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Chashama Click here for more details
Looking forward to sharing this journey and to sing Imagine with you.  
Marie Christine

                              By the Imagine Mosaic in Strawberry Field, Video by Marie Christine Katz


Monday, June 15, 2015

Let's Take a Walk #34 Following the tread from Compassion to Reconciliation

Thank you so much for being part of Let's Take a Walk #34 as part of The Northside Art at Williamsburg Walk Please send images of your journey to my Hightail account.
I am so grateful for your continuous support.
A shout out to the fantastic Swiss Team, to the fabulous performers as well as to Kate Quinlan, Lisa Hershfield and Paul Katz for your behind the scene assistance.
Let's Take a Walk #34 cast
Town Crier - Sidney Fortner, Tweet Master - Duvall O'Steen,
Drummer - Holly MacDonald, Guide -Marie Christine Katz.
This performance was made possible by
the Consulate General of Switzerland and NorthSide Art.
More images to come


Photo by Kate Quinlan, courtesy of mck

Photo by Kate Quinlan, courtesy of mck
Duvall O'Steen
Unravelling

















Photo by Kate Quinlan, courtesy of mck
Performing:
Holly MacDonald, Duvall O'Steen, Sidney Fortner & Marie Christine Katz
Photo by Kate Quinlan, courtesy of mck 

Some members of the Swiss Team 

A Bientôt
Marie Christine

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Let's Take a Walk #34 6/14 at 1pm (EST)

I am delighted to invite you to Let's Take a Walk… I Need You, presented with the support of the Consulate General of SwitzerlandJune 13-14 during  Northside Art at Williamsburg Walks
    
Schedule of my Performances

Saturday June 13 - Knitting...I Need You  From 1 to 6pm at and around the Swiss Section, 
Sunday June 14 - Let's Take a Walk  #34  The Twitter guided walk begins at the Suisse Section, (Bedford and N.5th) starting at 1pm (EST) you can join in at the actual location OR from anywhere in the world via Twitter to participate please follow @mcayer The walk last 20 minutes and will be followed by Schlepping & Displaying taking place  throughout the afternoonRelated links #SwissNSIde @SwissCGNY
Performing with me are
The Town Crier             Sidney Fortner
The Tweet Master        Duvall O’Steen  
The Drummer               Holly MacDonald
I hope you are able to join us.
To learn more , please read on:
LTAW...I Need You merges two  ongoing projects, Let's Take A Walk and Knitting... I Need You.  It combines performance and installation elements, using methods of connecting from the old world (knitting together, going on a walk) and the new (Twitter) to open dialogue about social and world issues. Taking place at 1pm 6/14 at the Swiss Section, corner of Bedford and N.5th as well as along Bedford Ave.
The three components are: 
 1. Knitting ... I Need You   2Let's Take A Walk  #34  3. Schlepping & Displaying 

1. Knitting... I Need You creates pockets of close moments and connections. I teach knitting lessons, engaging with participants - telling stories, exchanging ideas. All are actively involved and become co-creators. Together we create elements use to make an over dress I'll wear during LTWA#34
2. Let's Take a Walk #34  we, a cast of four, will lead followers on a walk and Tweet instructions to Twitter followers around the globe. Participants will receive instructions and share our journey. Passersby are encouraged to join in.  Connection, conversation and storytelling fill moments we share. Whether on Bedford Avenue or anywhere around the world, we are walking together, apart. The knit elements unravels leaving traces. To participate follow @mcayer
Related links #SwissNSIde @SwissCGNY 
3. Schlepping & Displaying addresses the physical remains (knit elements) from the walk. Some of the knittings will linger along the path of the walk, a mapped echo of our shared experience. Other remains of the performance will be displayed at the Swiss Section and through the festival area.
Looking forward to sharing this walk with you.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Moment of Silence

Thank you so much for being part of Let's take a walk #33 and The People Climate March.
The march was wonderful, I have so many images of the walk but I will share with you what was in my mind the most memorable moment The Moment of Silence, enjoy.
If you shared the walk from a distance and have images please send them via my Hightail account.
I am so greatful for your continuous support.
A bientôt Marie Christine 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Let’s take a walk #33 join People's Climate March 9/ 21st 11.30am EST


Please join The People's Climate March "A massive, history-making climate march"  
I will be sharing this experience with you, guiding you via Twitter . With Let's take a walk , you can be part of it from anywhere in the world. To join us and participate  from a distance please  follow mcayer 

Let's take a walk 
Using the phenomenon of Twitter, participants all over the world can join in a “group walk" while documenting visuals of their journey.
The various footages becomes a video installation showing the experience of our walking in different places but moving synchronized through the same blueprints.
Walking together apart. 
To join us, share this experience from a distance please  follow mcayer 
Looking forward to share this  very important walk with you.
To view past walks please scroll to past posts.
As always I thank you for your participation and support 

Marie Christine

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