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Walking backwards

Katrina Beekhuis

8 Feb – 9 Mar
Katrina Beekhuis, Research image (Tate), 2011. Image courtesy of the artist.

Katrina Beekhuis, Research image (Tate), 2011. Image courtesy of the artist.

2019

"Sometimes, when I drive down the street from my house, I see a woman walking backwards down the footpath. The street she walks on is long and straight, but at the end there is a corner and I wonder how smoothly she walks around this. I imagine she has done this many times and is now able to move backwards without looking behind her.

I wonder about what she is doing, this seems at first strange, but the more I’ve seen her the more neutral it becomes… mostly I try to see it for what it is… I don’t mean to be voyeuristic or overly-romanticised. But, I do wonder what it means to be walking backwards down the footpath in a world where people are always walking forwards."

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