In a new series of work, Kai will make GPS drawings by running along borders – including borders invisible/clearly defined/faded/imaginary (Scotland and England; Schengen Europe; where Berlin Wall stood; along what will become new wall between Hungary and Serbia; along N/S Korea border; San Andreas Fault). As with other new projects, details are Top State Secrets. Suffice it to say however that the work
- alludes to Beckett, Auge and Iyer (on paralysis, liminality and homelessness);
- inevitably references/critiques famous works by famous (male) walkers (e.g. Francis Alys’ Green Line);
- relates to a couple of other running-centred works conceived since circa 2010 such as BODIES ON THE RUN! RUN! RUN! and a bunch of edgy ideas outlined in Kai’s phd thesis (pages 228-244) and elsewhere;
- develops from a body of other geopolitical globe-trotting works that Kai has created since 2000s such as ISLANDHOPPING 2002-2005 Japan.