Amager Pedestrians, a collective experience of wonder. Was a collective exhibition where a group of wonders had discovered new perspectives of the Amagerkener landscape.
The streets resemble pipes into which men are sucked says Max Piccard in his book, The flight from God, talking about the relationship between mankind and the society, specifically modern society. Picard was talking explicitly about the faith and secularization of the modernity, but we can also use his metaphor to understand everyday life in the cities.
We walk through the same streets every time we go to work, for example, we watch the same things, and often the same people. At some point, we start invisibilizing the signs around us. Because we are immersing into routines.
The neighbourhood Amager in the city of Copenhagen does not escape from this behaviour. People are overwhelmed in their journeys, forgetting the particularities of the place. This project wanted to explore the neighbourhood to find new ways to observe the city, creating a cartography of wonders.
With this aim, we have created a group of explorers and together we wander through the streets of Amager. We have found turning points, elements, and we used them as a way to appreciate differently the landscape of the neighbourhood. Using the walk as a methodology for work, we made performance art actions, collect objects and images of the places we have visited.