Kata Tranker

  • Hungary (b. 1989 in Székesfehérvár)
  • Currently in Budapest, Hungary.


Mom with stroller

Mom with stroller

  • 2017
  • Wood
  • 35 x 30 x 25 cm

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    La mére qui flâne | 2017

People in the 19th century started to do walks in the newly developed urban landscape in order to experience the city. Nowadays articles worry about disappearance of flaneurs. There are many people who regard walking from place to place as “dead time” that they resent losing, in a busy schedule where work and commuting takes them away from home, family and other pleasures. But some situations brings this old custom back unexpectedly. To walk with a baby in a stroller (or baby carriage) is a purposeless walk. In the first period of maternity it is a good opportunity because it gives time mothers to spend some time in the outside world and to think. So that they behave like flaneurs unintentionally - making random routes in the city, wondering at things they face. . I spent three months in Kosice, Slovakia via a residency program as a young mother. During this time I walked a lot with my baby in a stroller and realised I had became a flaneur. I observed also my point of view had changed because this situation - noticing more tiny details on the ground,choosing my routes depending on the pavement’s condition etc. I collected also statues in public spaces about maternity because I found the traditional image of maternity usually art represents absurd. . I tried to show my experiences and also make a mock-up of a sculpture which could be a monument for mothers with strollers.