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Filmed on the streets of Cleveland in 2013, this work is a hypnotic portrait of the city and its people. With his camera affixed to the side of a car, Davis tracked pedestrians as they walked down sidewalks in neighborhoods across the city, capturing the extreme range of diversity and prosperity of the town. Presented life-size on three contiguous screens, Cleveland unfolds behind these walkers, compelling the viewer to follow them on their journeys across the city. This exhibit is made possible by PNC Bank.

Tim Davis writes in the essay published on the occasion of this exhibition: “As the camera studies the gaits of its walkers, it depicts the steady pulse of a city finding its bearings. These videos aren’t Muybridgish motion studies; they are portraits of a city measuring itself with its feet.” Tim Davis is a professor of Photography at Bard College.