Wilket Creek

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Michael Cook, Wilket Creek

Michael Cook, Wilket Creek

Michael Cook’s photographs, shown on subway station posters, represent a metaphorical and physical shining of light on this unseen layer of the city: First, the artist had to discover a way of entering each sewer; then, light had to be brought in so that the impressive physical spaces could be photographed. Cook’s work dispels the abstraction of the sewer network, which encloses old waterways and follows their courses, shaping the possibilities of the built form above.

This guest post by Samantha Detwiler is brought to you by CONTACT festival. For the complete schedule of events and exhibition, visit www.scotiabankcontactphoto.com.

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