Guided Blind-Folded Walks

Kris Timken

Soundscapes composed from a series of recorded walks with "guides" who live and work in the Tenderloin. I placed myself in a position of needing to trust my "guides", who determined the route, length, and content of the audio piece. The experience of being blindfolded allowed me to use my senses beyond vision- a necessary tool when walking the streets of the neighborhood. I was guided by the writer and Bay Fitted security personnel Isaih Harris, Mark Anthony and Lisa, and Keystone members Troy Reinhard and Winnie Phan. Keystone is a youth leadership program through the Boys and Girls club working with Safe Haven to provide escorts to the children of the TL neighborhood.