Thinking about ideas of smooth and striated space (Deleuze) in relation to walking connects back to experiences of felt-making. 10 years ago I disassembled the process and materials to create objects and installations, and later activated the materials through moving image. I used striated fabric (netting) to make unstructured, smooth fabric (felt). Since then the language of weaving rather than felt-making has served as a metaphor for the crossing of paths and intersections of ideas. All analogy is approximate, but felt might be more like mud in its non-linear structure. What metaphors can replace strands of thought, the thread of an idea? I might try felting with mud to see what arises.


Walking in smooth space might disrupt the linear inertia of walking. AnĀ  interplay between fluidity and grid.