Walk with Me

Offenbach, Germany, August 19 - October 16, 2016

Temporary public artwork commissioned for the group exhibition Hidden View in Offenbach, Germany. Curated by Nadia Ismail and Britt Baumann.

 Katie Holten,  Walk With Me,  2014, public artwork commissioned for  Hidden View  in Offenbach, Germany.

walk with me

Walk With Me invited people to wander around the city of Offenbach Am Main following a series of signs indicating routes between all six sites of the Hidden View project. 

Mirroring signs for the local Apfelwein Route the Walk With Me signs indicate an invisible route, or trail, through the city. People were invited to follow and create their own path through the streets, under the watchful gaze of fellow citizens. Each sign depicts a single eye. Each eye belongs to someone who tagged themselves in a selfie with the hashtag #OffenbachAmMain.  

Cities are organic systems. Humans navigate and maps cities using technology. Walk With Me offered a lo-fi way to explore the metabolism of the city at a walking pace and through the eyes of its users.

 Katie Holten,  Walk With Me,  2014, public artwork commissioned for  Hidden View  in Offenbach, Germany.
 Katie Holten,  Walk With Me,  2014, public artwork commissioned for  Hidden View  in Offenbach, Germany.
 Katie Holten,  Walk With Me,  2014, public artwork commissioned for  Hidden View  in Offenbach, Germany.
 Katie Holten,  Walk With Me,  2014, public artwork commissioned for  Hidden View  in Offenbach, Germany.