Dérive

Debord describes the dérive as ‘A technique of transient passage through various ambiances.’ (1956) On a dérive one or more persons, during a certain period drop their usual motives for movement and action, their relations, their work and leisure activities and let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and encounters they find.

These works are recorded as part of habitual explorations in various cities, which have become familiar. They are produced on location, most often during a single day. It is the subject that becomes the protagonist in the landscape, whilst at the same time becoming a ‘sign’ representing something different to each individual.