Monday, March 29, 2021

LTAW #51 took place at the enchanting Blue Spirit in Nosara, Costa Rica, during Deva & Miten's Gayatri Festival. This time, exceptionally, we did not tweet our journey, but our thoughts went to those who could not be with us. Did you, by chance, hum Dona Nobis Pacem at around 5.30 pm (EST)? Participants at the conclusion of our walk wrote in the sand, their walk focus; We walked for Compassion, Respect, Animal's right, Peace, and more. See photos included in this post. 

The walk began with a drum roll by the wonderful Drummer, Laura Young. The Town Criers was the playful Adele Landauer. This time we did not have a Tweet Master. Together we sang and hummed excerpts of Dona Nobis Pacem; we sang Imagine. Participants narrated poems that encapsulated their experience at the Festival. Thank you so much for your participation.


History: So far, there have been 50 Twitter guided walks starting in 2009 LTAW; each is a shared moment—a step towards peace and collective wellbeing. Prompting dialogues and positive changes, walking on-site and with people from anywhere in the world creating a similar footprint on different soil, #walkingtogetherapart.

Join us for the next walk in person or from anywhere in the world via @mcayer on Twitter and Instagram Live @mcayer27I will inform you of the next walk, or please email me via the contact on my website; I will gladly send you advance notice via email. 

























From near or far, I hope to share a journey with you. Thank you for your participation, collaboration, attention and support. 
With gratitude and love 

Marie Christine 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Let's Take a Walk #50 Took place on February 10th. What song did you sing?

LTAW #50 took place at the enchanting Blue Spirit in Nosara, Costa Rica. I wonder where you were, where did you walk from? was it day or night? What did you hear during our journey together? What song did you sing? Participants selected this walk's focus; We walked for Love, Compassion, Trust, Unwinding Fun, Presence. We also walked for Katy and to keep on playing with Paul.

Participants arriving Photo by Jack Saul

The Drummer and a Town Crier in Preparation Photo by Jack Saul

During the walk, Photo by Jack Saul
Prompting dialogues and positive changes. Walking on-site and with people from anywhere in the world created a similar footprint on different soil, #walkingtogetherapart.


The walk began with a drum roll from our drummer, Steven Michael Pague. The Town criers were Rochelle Webb and Vika Viktoria, Noam Saul, the Tweet Master. Together we sang and hummed excerpts of Dona Nobis Pacem, Imagine, and Bye American Pie. 


History: So far, there have been 50 Twitter guided walks starting in 2009 LTAW; each is a shared moment—a step towards peace and collective wellbeing. 

Join us for the next anywhere in the world via @mcayer on Twitter and Instagram Live @mcayer27. I will inform you of the next walk, or please email me via the contact on my website; I will gladly send you advance notice via email. If you took photos of your journey please send them to me.



Video by Jack Saul

Video by Jack Saul
Looking up we saw the stars, what did you see? 
Photo by Jack Saul

Thank you for your attention and support.  I wish you health, patience, and wonderful discoveries.

                                                         Marie Christine 

Monday, January 18, 2021

Let's Take a Walk #49 took place 1/20/2021.Together we celebrated Joe Biden & Kamala Harris' Inauguration and the completion of Hangers 101 & a Litany of Hashtags*

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

 

How it worked: Guiding you via @mcayer on Twitter and Instagram Live @mcayer27.

For LTAW #49, the focus was #celebration #compassion & #respect.Prompting dialogues and positive changes. We created a similar footprint on different soil, #walkingtogetherapart. 

I guided you with Noam Saul's assistance as the Tweetmaster, Vika The Town Crier, and Steven, the Drummer. We took a moment to hear the sounds around us during the walk, and then we sang Imagine. "Imagine all the people living life in peace." Let's #dreamofpeacetoghether.

Please send photos and videos of your walk via Twitter or email on this site. I will add to the ever-growing installation. 

History: So far, there have been 49 Twitter guided walks starting in 2009 LTAW; each is a shared moment—a step towards peace and collective wellbeing. #walkingtogetherapart


*Description of Hangers 101 & a Litany of Hashtags

Hangers 101 & A Litany of Hashtags

1/20/2021_1/20/2021. I paused the question, "how do you feel about what's happening around us and in the world? Creating a dialogue on the political/social climate. Participants posed, holding hangers, sharing opinions. I added a thread of yarn, symbolizing their responses, which I turned into hashtags, i.e., #concernedaboutclimatechange, #womensrighttochoose,#whishforpeace, and posted images and hashtags on Instagram (@mcayer27)


a Litany of Hashtags, the ensuing performance (s), comprised monologue(s) created from participants' commentaries and the transformation of the yarned hangers. Performance Artifacts become sculptural work, installation. This work's cumulation comprises a large scale installation, sculptures, performance, a soundtrack, and a video. 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.


Hangers 101 & a Litany of Hashtags 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.

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