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ISCP, New York. Photo: Max Yawney

Collected Walks

Installation (2012)
Framed cyanotypes and sound
12 min.
Play excerpt
Sound mix: Pejk Malinovski

The soundtrack of Collected Walks is a montage of literary quotes describing walks made by women through diverse cityscapes. The fragments have been compiled into a single narrative spoken by one voice, thus creating a hybrid fictive persona that travels across time and space. The visual component of the work is a series of cyanotypes created during Nanna Debois Buhl’s walks in different cities. Produced by exposing photographic paper to sunlight without the use of a camera, the series of monochrome cyanotypes is a diary or logbook connecting walking and photography, each print an abstract registration of the weather and light conditions at a given time and place along the itinerary.