1 KM.

During the confinement established to face the COVID-19 crisis in France, a rule was put into place that permitted “brief displacements, within the limit of one hour daily and within a maximum radius of one kilometer around the place of residence”. (https://media.interieur.gouv.fr/deplacement-covid-19/).

Following this rule, I traced a 1 km radius circle on a map around my house and decided to walk on each and every path I could to reach the imposed limit. Arriving at the “border”, I drew a line on the floor. Once the legal limit of my movements was marked, I turned around and walked back home before reaching the one hour time limit.

The result are fragments of a circle delimiting my personal border. The distance is based on the position of one’s house, so each person has their own border. My goal was to reach this intangible limit and, from there, contemplate the temporarily inaccessible beyond.

I finished the 1 KM. project on May 10th 2020, one day before the end of the confinement in France. I reached 21 border points and wandered around 60 km in total.

A huge documentation is available below. You can click on the pictures to see them bigger.



P1

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,4 km
36 minutes round trip

P2

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,3 km
32 minutes round trip

P3

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,7 km
44 minutes round trip

P4

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,3 km
32 minutes round trip

P5

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,5 km
44 minutes round trip

P6

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,2 km
38 minutes round trip

P7

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,4 km
44 minutes round trip

P8

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,5 km
46 minutes round trip

P9

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,6 km
46 minutes round trip

P10

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,7 km
44 minutes round trip

P11

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,7 km
42 minutes round trip

P12

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,6 km
42 minutes round trip

P13

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 2,1 km
50 minutes round trip

P14

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,6 km
42 minutes round trip

P15

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,4 km
36 minutes round trip

P16

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,3 km
35 minutes round trip

P17

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,4 km
34 minutes round trip

P18

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,8 km
45 minutes round trip

P19

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,7 km
38 minutes round trip

P20

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 2,1 km
52 minutes round trip

P21

Straight line distance from home: 1 km
Walking distance from home: 1,4 km
36 minutes round trip

6 hoops

SET Espai d’Art
Solo show Anomalías
Valencia, Spain
September 15th – November 11th 2017

This project started with a map of Valencia. I looked for itineraries with the most circular shape possible. I found six. I created a wooden sculpture from each itinerary. Subsequently, I walked each sculpture in the city on the very path it represents. Each walk varied from 1 to 6 km. I presented the sculptures as they were at the end of each walk.