The city where we live every day is like a puzzle. It consists of countless mountains, oceans, rivers, communities, streets, alleyways and highways. Traditionally, it has been thought that one of the best ways of comprehending the city is to look at it from afar and above. However, I use walking as a methodology to understand the city better because it gets you out there and lets you get to know the city up close.
Pompon puzzle explores the relationship between humans, cities and materials. For this project, I installed a series of soft interventions in unlikely places to await discovery by intrepid adventurers. Leaving a mark in each location, the works create a new map and new reading, a softer reading of the city. This research is influenced by the work of Francis Alys and is intended to inspire others to experience the city differently.