The book A Walk in High Resolution deals with corporeality, sleeping, awakening, and walking through the interiors and fissures of urban infrastructures. Almost touching neighboring bodies, reliving experiences in cities by being absorbed in space that is at once personal, reflective, consumptive, and the other, we walk through cities.
Since 2008, artist David Bergé has been making Walk Pieces, during which he guides participants in silence along a precise trajectory and within a precise timeframe through textures and infrastructures that comprise the city. Walking together resonates with the phenomenological minutiae of street life and for the entire duration of the Walk Piece, participants refrain from verbal exchange and picture taking.
‘A Walk in High Resolution’ joins together texts by David Bergé, photos by Seoul-based Junyong Cho, and essays by Dieter Roelstraete (author of Richard Long: A Line Made by Walking) and Marcelo Rezende (co-director of the Archiv der Avantgarden in Dresden).
This book is part of David Bergé’s current research and process of further materializing his walk practice.
A Walk in High Resolution, 2020
book by David Bergé
published by Jap Sam Books
with contributions by Junyong Cho, Dieter Roelstraete and Marcelo Rezende,
design by Remco van Bladel
dimensions 190 x 260 mm, 96 pages, paperback
with the support of Platform 0090, Jap Sam Books, The Flemish Community,
Out of Sight and PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPANDED.
available april 2020,
order with Jap Sam Books
A Walk in High Resolution (exhibition), Antwerp, 2019
Le Trou (구멍) (installation), Seoul, 2018
ROUTES INTO SILENCE – spatial instructions to contaminate the walking body (text piece), 2018
The Bridge (walk piece), Thessaloniki, 2018
Prototype Walk Brussels (walk piece), Brussels, 2014
Vienna Footnotes (walk piece), Vienna, 2010