Elephant paths

An elephant path is traced by people making their own paths and shortcuts in a city or a village; it is an unofficial route.

It reveals something about the people’s social everyday life. For example a person can use the same path always when going to visit his lover. What kind of memories and motivations this person might have considering the path?

Elephant Paths is a project that explores a geographical and social space by mapping paths. It reveals a point of view connected to a space, telling a short story of a moment via video triptychs and texts. It links these places together with mapping traces and social relations. Altogether it creates a spatial map that can be experienced via GPS –devices and the Internet. Mapped paths are marked also with a note.

Karosta paths in Latvia were the first to be mapped. This summer, the Elephant Paths of Bergen in Norway will be completed.


From Locative.