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Artist Kate Gilmore Takes "Walk the Line" to London

Date Released: 6/2/2011

Kate Gilmore introduced "Walk The Line" in New York City last year and now Londoners can experience this art tribute to daily life of professional women June 6-10. Details.

It promises to be one of the most thrilling summer events in London. "Walk The Line" is a site specific sculptural artwork created by Purchase Professor Kate Gilmore which features live performances by women walking on top of a red structure for nine hours a day in several shifts.

 

Thousands of workers pass through London"s Exchange Square in the financial district daily to their offices. The women who participate in Gilmore's project resemble typical office workers from different backgrounds.  With this art, Gilmore comments on the meaning of labor and life in everyday conditions of professional women in London and skillfully turns a mundane phenomenon into a thrilling visual spectacle.

 

Members of the public can walk around the structure, which is the same size as a typical office cubicle, to experience the work visually and through the passageway beneath the platform to get a sensory experience of the women walking above. The Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is the exhibit sponsor and performances take place from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM daily.

 

Kate Gilmore lives in New York and is an installation, video, and performance-based artist who has exhibited in the 2010 Whitney Biennial and in numerous museums.  The work will be broadcast live on www.parasol-unit.org/index.php?id=565.