Desire Trails at Headlands
Sunday, September 25, 2016, 12-3pm
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
Stairwell’s brought a cheeky style of exploration to Headlands Center for the Arts for their series of artist-led Desire Trails walks. Participants used their senses to observe the environment in unexpected ways on a walk that interwove the historical with the experiential.
The walk was inspired by a quote found in the Marin Headlands Visitor Center attributed to longtime volunteer Irving Kernfeld: “Do you want the short answer or the long answer?”
During this Field Trip, we investigated retroreflectors in the Headlands’ bathroom, used road signs and passing cars to enact a site-specific “car-eography,” walked with our eyes closed across a narrow bridge, let partners guide us over uneven terrain with only verbal cues and took in a rare moment of silence along a wooded path. Then we ate a delicious lunch.