+ “ON FOOT:BROOKLYN” SYNOPSIS +
Craig Shepard’s “On Foot: Brooklyn” lasted from February 21 to May 21, 2012. During those thirteen weeks he travelled exclusively on foot. Each week he composed a new piece, wrote it down and performed it on Sunday at 1 p.m. in a different Brooklyn location. The walks to and from the performance were silent, cell-phone free and open to anyone who wanted to participate. The performances were all in a public outdoor space.
Beth O’Brien attended each walk on bicycle, following the route to photograph both the walkers and the spaces they passed through. She also photographed each performance, placing the camera on a locked-off tripod and collecting thousands of images with a shutter release cable. These images were later sequenced to create slow, still-photo progression videos.
August 7, 2013
Craig Shepard and I have been working steadily this past year on the various media we are creating from the “On Foot: Brooklyn” project. There will be a CD, photos, video and a book of Shepard’s text and my photos. We also perform live concerts of Shepard’s compositions accompanied by my video.