BOHDANA KOROHOD, DARIA KHRYSTYCH “performing inscribed trajectories: a play in walks”
/ scripted walk / collective archive

We are waiting for you on 6–9 July:
12:00–15:00 in Lääne-Viru County Central Library (Lai 7, Rakvere), and
17:00–20:00 in Rakvere Theatre

You receive a book – an invitation to walk and read differently. To write the city-text with different bodies. To be both the Spectator and the Performer of Rakvere – the Walker. 

The book offers you three scripted walks, “Walk-with Care”, “Walk-with Not / Belonging” and “Walk-with Stillness”. Each of them narrates condensed affective perceptions of the city. Together they perform an archive of the ways to be in Rakvere. 

The archive includes shared walks-with:

*the locals who define Rakvere as their home,
*the dwellers who befriended the city through community work,
*the newcomers who came here, looking for a shelter from the war,
*the trees who host the whole ecosystems,
*the rocks who bear witness to thousands of years of history,
*and the wind who was directing our routes.

After you receive the book, you can walk-read it at any time suitable for you while being in Rakvere. There is no predefined duration for the walks.

In exchange for the book, we kindly ask you to contribute to the collective archive of affective states of the city. This could be done on the spot when you pick up your copy. 

We are waiting for you on 69 July:

12:0015:00 in Lääne-Viru County Central Library (Lai 7, Rakvere), and
20:00 in Rakvere Theatre (Kreutzwaldi 2a).

When you depart on a walk, we recommend having with you: a pair of headphones, a phone with internet access, comfortable shoes, an umbrella or a raincoat (for alternative reality weather: sun hat).

Book is available in three languages: English, Estonian, Ukrainian


initiation and walking-writing by Daria Khrystych, Bohdana Korohod
design by Jaan Evart
music composition by Sander Saarmets
translation to Estonian and proofreading by Epp Aareleid
walks-with Leigi Kütt-Gistvall, Kaili Õunapuu-Seidelberg, Oak Trees, Angela Tikoft, Tipsu, Lilija Andrusischin, Ulyana Andrusischin, Rocks and Crows 
grateful to Lea Lehtmets, Eve Alte, Enno, Kaie Olmre, Hendrik Kaljujärv, Maike Lond, Eneli Järs, Felix Cognard, Liis Vares, Inga Salurand, Heneliis Notton and Kausaal, Lääne-Virumaa Keskraamatukogu 
published by eˉlektron
in co-initiation with eˉlektron, Baltoscandal 2022, Cultural Endowment of Estonia

Bohdana Korohod is Ukrainian independent researcher and interdisciplinary artist, living and working in Estonia. In her practice she works with (written) text and (moving) image. No matter the form she is engaging with, the question of necessity comes first. “How could I use this public moment of my work being presented or shared so that it goes beyond the mode of personal expression? Within which broader social, economic and political realities do I work?”

Daria Khrystych is Ukrainian independent researcher and socially-engaged artist, currently based in Estonia. In her practice she works at the intersection of feminist spatial readings, performativity of corporeal existences and radical care methodologies as a political act of resistance against the present capitalist condition. As a white Ukrainian able-bodied cis-gender woman, she addresses the questions of subjective embodied experiences in public space and incorporates frameworks of care to unfold the potential of mutual supportive coexistence.

Anthropologies of Space

“performing inscribed trajectories: a play in walks” is part of an interdisciplinary (performance)art project “Anthropologies of Space” initiated by eˉlektron. It will result in the creation of three new works at this year’s Baltoscandal. As the name suggests, artists deal with space and human. The environment and conditions around us are something that we perceive on a daily basis as "the thing in itself" - something that has been given to us but has become more and more strongly influenced today. Be it a global pandemic or a virtual reality that is becoming more and more a regular part of our sense of space.