A Line/Linea Única

A chalk marker was used to trace a line along the left handrail of a descending electric escalator at a Metro Station in Mexico City. From a stationary vantage point, the tracing continued until the length of the line folded back upon itself, ultimately joining at the terminal points to form a closed loop.

A straight line is the most torturous of labyrinths. The classical Labyrinth of Knossos, which has a single path and is known as unicursal, represents a safe and reassuring structure: because once you enter all you can do is reach the center, and from the center, all you can do is retrace your steps.

Year: 2020
Medium: Single-Channel Video, color, sound
Resolution: 16:9 Full HD, 1920 x 1080 px
Duration: 00:01:57, 30 fps
Dimensions: Variable
Editions: 3 + A/P

Performed on May 17, 2020
Metro Station Aquiles Serdán in the direction of Barranca del Muerto, Mexico City, Mexico.