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Kim Foster Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Walks: sound and sculpture
529 W. 20th St.
New York, NY 10011

January 5th, 2008 - February 2nd, 2008
January 5th, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Inishmore, Scott SherkScott Sherk, Inishmore,
2007, Welded steel with sound recording
© Courtesy of Kim Foster Gallery
Tue-Sat 11am -6pm
The rhythm of walking generates a kind of rhythm of thinking, and the passage through a landscape echoes or stimulates the passage through a series of thoughts.

        - Wanderlust: A History of Walking, Rebecca Solnit

Scott Sherk began with the idea that he could find a visual and aural way to document an interesting walk. Recording the walk with both a stereo recorder and a GPS tracking system led Sherk to the realization that the act of walking was itself a drawing in space. This drawing – his walking – could be represented three dimensionally in sculpture. Back in the studio he transformed GPS information that recorded his path and elevation into welded steel forms. He edited his field recordings from his stereo to accompany the sculptures. Together, these works become an installation of soundscape and landscape. He recently walked the museum mile in Manhattan recording the interiors of each museum and the sounds of Fifth Avenue. Each walk that Sherk takes has its own peculiar shape that reflects the landscape and each recording has its own aura that reflects the soundscape.

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