I like being a tourist in the city where I live. I spent most of 2009 traveling as a guest in a host of foreign countries.* There is something comforting to me to be surrounded by foreigners, all waiting to take us on the same ferry to Liberty Island to see a symbol of America.
I haven’t felt “at home” in a long time. Not even sure what that means anymore, and I think I’m ok with that. I am a wanderer who happens to be stationed in New York for the moment, doing a lot of “things.” And grateful and blessed to be doing so.
Related, I’ve been thinking a lot about impermanence recently. It is beginning to reflect in my work, specifically my renewed interest in “performance” (and I use this definition very loosely). Impermanence, duration, space. And a healthy dose of the absurd with sprinklings of integrated, relational technology.
Thanks for joining me on the ride.
- In order: Egypt, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.