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From Trains to Automobiles: Motorised Experiences of Landscapes

18 November 2011

Iain Borden

essay in MarklinWorld Catalogue, (Amersfoort: Kunsthal Kade, 2011), pp. 12-14.


Essay by Iain Borden. This short essay explores different mobile experiences of cities and landscapes, beginning with train journeys in the nineteenth century before turning to automobile journeys over the last hundred years. In particular, it focuses on the kinaesthetic qualities of these experiences - whereby there occurs a substantial re-orientation of the experience of time and space, and in which sight, senses, intellect, landscape, meaning, creativity and the human body are all potentially re-configured.

Published as Iain Borden, 'From Trains to Automobiles: Motorised Experiences of Landscapes,” MarklinWorld Catalogue, (Amersfoort: Kunsthal Kade, 2011), pp. 12-14.