Project WALKING TO UNITY

The Day of German Unity – Only With You – 1, 2, 3.

Walking to unity 1, 2, 3 –
3 October 2018 Berlin
© Prosper Jerominus 2018

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Walking to unity / a witness to the act of walking as (political) action.

 
I saw this girl walking at The Day of German Unity on 3rd October 2018.
 
From the corner of an eye she seems slightly hindered by handicap as she was decidedly walking up the path of yellow cities paved from Central Station to the Bundestag.
 
The whole family around her seemed to have a fun day out travelling from out of town with colourful suitcases.
 
Headlined by the motto “Nur Mit Euch” (Only with You), the public celebration on The Day of German Unity (German: Tag der Deutschen Einheit, 03.10.2018 ) emphasises democracy that lives from participation and intervention.
 
While walking the line up of yellow mats showing as many foot-steps in a united Germany that commemorates all German cities – big and small – by alphabetical order up to the Bundestag, I got started with a project and called it ‘Walking to unity / a witness to the act of walking as (political) action’.
 
Although they are quick hand-shots while riding a bicycle, I could capture images of the little heroin in action – as she was pacing up from city to city.