Although I had set out to watch and learn the space I began to feel that it was in fact me that was being observed. As the days passed I felt this mutual curiosity mount. But was it actually mutual? To explore this further, when I had finished the action, I asked Zosia Jarosz and Marius Jodko to interview people in that particular space about ‘the guy on the bench’. The video presents this material; a spectrum of memories, encompassing the wildly inaccurate, the highly perceptive and those that simply do not look.
My idea for this project was to explore the state of being stationary within a city that is in constant flux. From 06.09.06 until 11.09.06 for 6 hours a day I sat on a bench in Kuznicza Street in Wroclaw. I wanted to see whether, for that small section of the city, there were patterns/routines that I could identify, and try to learn them, as one would learn a song. However I soon realised that by merely being in the space for extended periods of time I began to attract people’s curiosity.