John Pilson b. 1968
Sidewalk (three channel composite) (2003)
Duration 50 seconds
Sidewalk (‘03) is a three-channel installation where the camera slowly glides, hovering above New York’s sidewalks, to reveal a quasi hypnotic glimmer. Through the ordinary movements of urban daily life, such as the walking of city-dwellers, in the transit place the sidewalk represents, John Pilson reveals a world that oscillates between dream and reality. Urban space is dematerialized while the shadows of passers-by impress the contrasting, frenetic rythm of urban crowds’ activity.