Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A photo of your celebration

Wondering as to the next walk; there is at this time of the year so many opportunities to get together, to spend time with friends and family therefor I will wait until Wednesday January the 6th 2011
for the next walk.
However I would greatly appreciate if you were to send me one photo or a very short video of a special moment you spent with your loved ones during the holidays.
Please send it via email at mariechristine@mindspring.com
Wishing you a fantastic holiday and a beautiful transition to the new year.
Bise
Marie Christine

Sullivan Street & the Chrysler building on a very cold night.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Let's take a walk #15

Let's take a walk #15 took place took place in the village.
In following the concept of bringing people together through a shared experience I invited five peoples, three in the east village and two in the west village, to walked toward each others.
We met at the corner on 9th Street between 5th Ave and University.
In addition there was people, including you, who might taken the walk.
if you did please send me the footage via YouSentit


The 5 people who walked (or attempted to walk) toward each others. Thank you for your participation and support.


The journey.

Friday, November 26, 2010

LTAW #15

I am thankful...
For your participation and support. Saturday 11/27 at 11 am EST I will start sending you messages via Twitter guiding you
to follow my walk from anywhere in the world, please film or photograph your journey. I will later assemble all the various footage
to create a visual journal of our combined walks.

For the first time, in all those years living in New York City I went to the Macy Thanksgiving Parade. 72nd street was way too crowded so I zoomed down to 59 street an found a wonderful spot to enjoy the experience.
I wish I had conducted LTAW #15 at that moment, how great it would have been to include thankfulness in such a visible way into LTAW. However no matter where the walk will take place I want to thank you for all your continuous support.
I hope that you can participate in LTAW #15.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

LTAW #14 at the Rally to Restore Sanity

What a fun experience, as one of my travel companion said "it was all very sane" including the driving to Washington and back to New York on the same day.
The insane element was that there was no internet connections whatsoever, we could not even use our cell phones. I was there and ready to conduct LTAW #14 and could not connect with you.
My deepest apologies to those of you who where waiting in vain.
In my quest for connection I entered the National Gallery of Art hoping for an internet access but no luck... In the process missing one of my favorite singer Cat Steven/ Yusuf Islam, his first word was Peace before he started to sing The Peace Train.

Remember, Let's vote on Tuesday,
Let's not have leave it to -> -> ->

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Let's take a walk #14

Can Comedy, Humor an Satire bring us to a place where, together, we
are prepare to voice our longing for changes? our wish for a peaceful world.
A commitment to do our part?
Join me in Washington Saturday 10/30 , take a walk, be connected to the Rally by following me on Twitter Saturday 10/30 @ 1pm EST
Film your journey I'll film mine the combine footage will be edited to LTAW #14 video.
To see excerpt of previous videos go to LTAW #9 Performance at the Figment event on Governors Island and Let's take a Walk #2
Looking forward to share this experience with you.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Let's take a walk goes to Washington

But enough with school and children... Let's take a walk will take place Saturday the 30th as part of the Rally to Restore Sanity For those of you who are too far to go to Washington (or sensible enough not to go) you can be part of the walk from anywhere in the world by following my directions on Twitter at 1pm EST 10/30 remember to bring your camera/video.
You'll film your journey, I'll film mine. The combined footage will featured in LTAW video #14.
Now the big question is why are we going to Washington? Is it going to raise awareness? Can it be an incentive to get out and vote next week? a sideway step toward peace? Let's see and find out...

Survey's result

Thank you for your feedback and replies to the survey, please see Saturday October 16th entry.
Most of you blamed my inability to conduct a walk this month on the children starting a new school;
some thought the change of season was a strong factor.
Someone wondered if I was incarnating a Queen in the performance / video of LTAW #9, I think it was more a personification of a Disoriented Pilgrim... As for the reason why i did
not do a walk, it very much due to the sheer exhaustion of sending my children to new schools. Tonight I was asked by one of my children if it was hard to be a parent... No comment.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Next Walk Saturday October 30 at 1pm EST

Nothing like a walk on the beach to give me back the energy and focus
I needed for the Let's take a walk #14 It will happen Saturday Oct 30th 1pm EST
Hopefully you will join me.
You can participate from anywhere in the world.
Follow my directions on twitter http://twitter.com/mcayer
Film your journey, I'll film mine. The combined footage will be the base of
the Let's take a walk #14 video.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Not happening yet...

Blame it on:

The change of seasons
The children entering new schools
Procrastination
Exhaustion
Lack of direction/ destination
Inability to solidify LTAW true purpose yet
All of the above
Don't care

Please select one and write it on your comment line



Let’s take a walk is not taking place this week end

I understand it might leave you with a gap in your time, a moment of nothing to do well enjoy it.
In case idleling (there ought to be such a word) it’s too hard to bear you can view a short excerpt of
the recently edited LTAW#9, a performance on Governors Island... Please see previous post here below.
I will get back to it very soon...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Let's take a walk #9 video editing is done...

This took a little while. LTAW #9 took place early this summer on Governors Island as part of the Figment Festival. Here is a 4 min. excerpt of the 24min video.Thanks to Justin Ahlyon on drum and Lindsay Davis as the town crier and Twitter master...
I am so grateful to everyone who has been participating and following Let's take a walk.
Looking forward to the next walk.

Monday, October 4, 2010

One of the next walk

Maybe Let's take a walk could travel to Washington.
To be part of the Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity.
Not convinced as yet, just a thought...
I could ride one of Arianna Huffington' bus.

Would you join me?

Monday, September 20, 2010

LTAW # 13 in Lower Manhattan



Let's take a walk #13 took place in Lower Manhattan.
After studying a google map I selected 4 Places of worship
that were in the proximity of Ground Zero. A Church, a Chapel
a Synagogue and the river. The walk started at 51 Park Place
the site of proposed Mosque.
Following the map drawn on my arm... (How could have I film the journey, send tweets, walk past the swarm of tourists and avoid
the potholes)

The walk took 40 minutes ... the most beautiful moment for
me was to arrive to the river, Breath Aaaaahhhh...

Did you join me?



Peace starts small and spreads out…

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Let's take a walk #13

Let’s take a walk #13 will be a little different for two reasons.
First, unlike the previous walks I am letting you know in advance where I’ll be walking.
Second for a while now I have incorporated an element of Peace
Did you invite a friend, a lover, an enemy, a stranger?
The Peace March, Imagine/Strawberry Field
. (see walk #2 and 4)
Due to the events regarding the building of a Mosque near Ground Zero the Walk will take place near and around various places of worship in the area near the site of the Mosque.
I will also ask the 3 most important people in my life to join me in conducting the walk.
Peace starts small and spreads out…
Of course I hope that you also will join me in that walk, either in person or from anywhere in the world.
Walking together apart.

The walk will start at 51 Park Place Sunday September 19th at 11 am (EST)
Please note that this walk might last a little longer than the usual 20 minutes

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Let's take a walk #13


Planning the next Walk
Let's take a walk will take place on Sunday the 19th at 11am EST
The setting... New York
You can walk with me from anywhere in the world
on your own or bring a friend, a lover, an enemy, a stranger...
Walking together apart.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Let's take a walk #12

Let's take a walk #12 took place around the enchanting home of Salvador Dali in the beautiful village of Portlligat Spain
I wonder where you were; Who did you invite to join you?
Please use
http://dropbox.yousendit.com/MarieChristineKatz924487
to send me your footage.
For those of you who could not join me today, there will be more walks.
Bise
Marie Christine

Friday, August 20, 2010

Let's take a walk in Spain

I am looking forward to lead the walk #12 from a very special place in Spain.
Follow me on Twitter https://twitter.com/mcayer
Hopefully you can join me on Sunday the 22nd at 2pm Spanish time.
It will be 8am in NYC and 10pm in Sydney.
Today I am in Barcelona... Gaudi's work is magnificent

Bise
mc

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Excerpt of LTAW #2 video

Let's take a walk video's editing are almost completed (Video #1 to #10)
I am still struggling with #9 (the performance on Governors Island and need to start #11...
in the main time you can view an excerpt of #2
I am going to Europe and might invite you for a walk from there... a little clue, it will be in
Spain... Probably on the 22nd of August. Hope you will take the walk, from where ever you are,
on your own or bring a friend, a lover, an enemy, a stranger...
Walking together, apart.
Bise
mc


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Let's take a walk #11



Let's take a walk #11 took place Saturday July 24th in the Lower East Side in Manhattan.
Departing from the New Museum lobby http://www.newmuseum.org/zigzaging through the streets to arrive to the Sara D Roosevelt Park
http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/saradroosevelt
on the way passing by the wonderful Freedman Alley. Hope you enjoyed the walk.
Where did you walk from?
Did you invite a friend, a lover, an enemy, a stranger?
Looking forward to seeing your footage, please send via http://dropbox.yousendit.com/MarieChristineKatz924487

Monday, July 19, 2010

Let's take a walk #10


Please join me, from anywhere in the world.

Let's take a walk.
Together, apart.

Saturday 24th at 12.30pm New York time

Let’s Take a Walk


Interactive Performance/Installation

Let’s Take a Walk uses the phenomenon of Twitter so that people all over the world can join in a “group walk.” 
On scheduled times, participants (located in various locations throughout the world) would receive “tweet” messages, providing a series 
of walking/viewing directions to follow my path through a specific site. Requesting that they film their journey, the various footage are then 
assembled into a video installation showing the experience of our group walking in different places but moving synchronized through the same footprints... recreating the blueprint of the landmark/institution I am walking on in that particular day.
So far, the project has included journeys I’ve guided in Strawberry Field, through the crowded streets of the New York City Marathon, Union Sq market during the holidays’ season and on Martin Luther King weekend I followed the route of the 1967 Peace March from Central Park to the United Nation and to mark the opening of the exhibition of Marina Abramović The artist is present Let's take a walk #6 took place around and in MOMA.

Exploring ideas of isolation and community, (calling to mind both
guided tour groups and flaneur wanderings), I’m also interested in conducting the walks as performances within the museum and other art/cultural public spaces to create a new context.

I hope that you will join me for the next walk.
Please contact me via mariechristine@mindspring.com and follow me on Twitter mcayer



Saturday, June 19, 2010




Let's take a walk #10 took place today as part of the Distance Festival in London. http://www.fromadistance.co.uk
I selected to walk in the Grand Central Terminal at 9am EST festival attendees followed me in London at 2pm BST.
Did you?
Some of the many beautiful images from Let's Take a Walk # 9 at the Figment event. The performance will grow out of the experience of presenting it on Governors Island.I am developing it further and look forward to the next opportunity to share the experience.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I am delighted to let you know that Let’s take a walk is part of Distance,a week end of performance over distance based in London
You can be part of that walk in person in London or as always from a distance. http://www.fromadistance.co.uk/



I am receiving wonderful images and videos from everyone who participated in LTAW on Governors Island.
Looking forward to edit this walk's video.
The performance took some unexpected turns, and as in life, sometimes we wish we had sized the opportunities given to us at that moment and made stronger choices, however the experience has clarified some of the elements of the work. I am looking forward for the opportunity of doing Let's take a walk as a performance again.
With gratitude marie christine

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hello everyone

Let's take a walk #9 was conducted/Performed on Governors Island as part of the wonderful Figment Event

Thank you so much for everyone who came to do the actual walk and anyone who followed us via Twitter.
Please use http://dropbox.yousendit.com/MarieChristineKatz924487 to send me your footage.
A special thank to Justin Ahiyon on Drum (despite the GI Rangers) http://considerthesourcemusic.com/source/
and Lindsay Davis (the voice, movement & twitter master) http://lindspiration.blogspot.com/

For those of you who could not join me today, there is an added opportunity to do so on Saturday June 19th at 14 BST 9am EST
I am delighted to tell you that Let’s take a walk is part of Distance, a week end of performance over distance based in London
http://www.fromadistance.co.uk/
You can be part of that walk in person in London or as always from a distance

videotaped by A.Gerson, stopped by one of the GI ranger again video

Friday, June 4, 2010



THE PERFORMANCE
LET'S TAKE A WALK#8
WILL TAKE PLACE AS PART OF FIGMENT ART EVENT ON
GOVERNORS ISLAND
SUNDAY JUNE 13TH AT 1PM
(performance time 50min)
PLEASE JOIN US, PARTICIPATE AND IF ON TWITTER YOU CAN INVITE YOUR
TWITTER FRIENDS TO JOIN THE WALK FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO
HTTP://FIGMENTPROJECT.ORG/2010/EVENTS/FIGMENT-NYC-2010/

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK END
Marie Christine

Thursday, May 20, 2010



Hello everyone
Let's take a walk #8 was conducted as part of the AIDS Walk, (45,000 people took the Aids Walk)
I hope that you were able to be part of it via Let’s take a walk, I wonder where you were.
Please use http://dropbox.yousendit.com/MarieChristineKatz924487 to send me your footage.
For those of you who could not join me today, there will be 4 more walks.
Next walk will be performed at the Figment Art Event http://figmentproject.org/2010/events/figment-nyc-2010/
on Governors Island June 13th @1pm
You can be part of that walk in person on Governors Island or as always from a distance.
Bise
mc

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Next Walk#8

Let's take a walk #8 will take place this Sunday May 16th at 11am
As an exception I am disclosing where I will be walking from.
I will be taking you for a walk as part of the AIDS WALK NYC
so I'll be in Central Park, walking for a good cause.
Where will you be walking from?

Looking forward to the walk, see detail below.
bise
mc

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Let's Take a Walk #7


Hello everyone

Let's take a walk #7 took place in Madison Sq Park, the home of Antony Gormley's installation Event Horizon http://eventhorizonnewyork.org/images/.
I hope that you were able to take the walk, I wonder where you were.
Please use http://dropbox.yousendit.com/MarieChristineKatz924487 to send me your footage.
For those of you who could not join me today, there will be 5 more walks.
Next walk May 9th @11am
Bise
mc

Friday, April 9, 2010


Let's take a walk #7 will take place on April 18th at 11am Looking forward to share this experience with you.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010



Let’s Take a Walk

Interactive Performance/Installation

Let’s Take a Walk uses the phenomenon of Twitter so that people all over the world can join in a “group walk.” 
On scheduled times, participants (located in various locations throughout the world) would receive “tweet” messages, providing a series 
of walking/viewing directions to follow my path through a specific site. Requesting that they film their journey, the various footage are then 
assembled into a video installation showing the experience of our group walking in different places but moving synchronized through the same footprints... recreating the blueprint of the landmark/institution I am walking on in that particular day.
So far, the project has included journeys I’ve guided in Strawberry Field, through the crowded streets of the New York City Marathon, Union Sq market during the holidays’ season and on Martin Luther King weekend I followed the route of the 1967 Peace March from Central Park to the United Nation. Walk #5 was conducted from Stowe VT and to mark the opening of the  exhibition of Marina Abramović The artist is present  Let's take a walk #6 took place around and in MOMA.

Exploring ideas of isolation and community,(calling to mind both
guided tour groups and flaneur wanderings), I’m also interested in conducting the walks as performances within the museum and other art/cultural public spaces to create a new context. 

I hope that you will join me for the next walk.
Please contact me via mariechristine@mindspring.com    and follow me on Twitter mcayer