Tightrope Walking

Aug 14, 2014 3:41PM

As tensions and violence escalated in Palestine, our thoughts are with the Speed Sisters, their families and friends, and all others at risk of harm.

Tightrope Walking refers to the funambulist Philippe Petit crossing illegally the space between the two towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. This act of walking on a line (funambulist means tightrope walker) is an act of subversion of the traditional role of the line/wall which normally splits two milieus from one another and organizes the bodies in space.

1. Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency, West Bank

2. Forensic Architecture, Gaza Strip

3. Kai Wiedenhöfer, The Book of Destruction