Lines Made by Walking (after Richard Long)

2003

Young, Carey
In A Line Made by Walking (after Richard Long) Carey Young restages Richard Long's seminal work A Line Made by Walking, 1967. As opposed to Long's line made in a grassy meadow, Young remakes the work by walking back and forth amongst a busy crowd of commuters in Central London. Her act of drawing a line in the crowd appears to mirror the daily journey of the commuters, but at a faster speed, as if displaced. Dressed like those around her in business clothes, Young strives for an identity and space among the crowds, with her struggle and determination becoming a deadpan parallel for artistic 'struggle'.
  • Artwork Details: projected image, 175 x 263cm
  • Edition: 1 of 5
  • Material description: looped sequence of 80 transparencies, slide projection
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Film and Audio Visual
  • Accession number: ACC43/2003

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