WALKING INTO THE DISTANCE BEYOND IMAGINATION
Hamish Fulton at Galerie Thomas Schulte
Galerie Thomas Schulte under the title INSIGNIFICANT INSECT ? presents the first solo exhibition at the gallery by walking artist Hamish Fulton. Since first setting out in 1969, he has covered thousands of miles with his walks in various countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia. During his walks, the artist takes but a few photographs and handwrites some notes. Back at home, he draws from his memories to craft minimal, graphically austere drawings, small wooden objects as well as large murals with text that provides basic factual information about a walk—when and where it took place and, for example, what the moon or the weather was like. In this video statement the artist elaborates about his working methods and explains how he transforms ideas into physical experiences.