Rekesh Raj Pandey, Sony Thellappilly, Florina Vedamuthu Balavendran

The `Wanderlust´ act done in collaboration with PCA and UE gave us an opportunity to explore the moving cities of Paris and Berlin through the eyes of a Flaneur.The base concept of the subject “to wander” confronts the walker to disorient from the systemised path that the body is accustomed to.

The study extracts the details from the emotions of the walker, the body, and the elements in space and connects the situations to the installation art. The concept of body in space, provoked many situations where it was evident on how the body and mind is synchronised. It gave freedom and at the
same time the power to wander in space. The oriented path and the systematic flow are blurred, and this creates three situations to the walker. The walker initially experiences the trembling emotion where the body is creeping to run away from the space, which highlights the connection of body to the oriented space and how the change is uncanny for the body to experience a disoriented path.

Secondly, the body recognises the space, and begins to observe even the minute details that contradicts the existence of forms in space. And finally, the body finds harmony in the space it occupies and is in peace with the physical and mental state.
Aurora creates an experience of a strong connection of the urban elements that are left unnoticed to reveal the disconnect in space. The key details that will be taken from the `wanderlust´ experience are the layout system of Berlin and Paris, the footpath textures of both cities and the patterns generated from them.

These details will be interpreted in the space through the drawings of these patterns and stay intact to the space. The spectator could walk on these patterns, influencing the pattern to be constantly confronting and at the same time engaging the user. These details will be interpreted in the installation art as the particles of drawings on the ground. The concept of the drawings is to show how body is detached to the space it exists and the disconnect is shown by focussing on the footpath.