Every two weeks throughout the summer, MIT List Visual Art Center will release a new artist-led experience. Each program consists of an audio file, and a PDF text. You are welcome to choose either to engage with—they will often be the same content, and are designed to offer different but comparable entry points, depending on whether you prefer to read or listen as you begin your experience or walk. An audio transcript can also be found below, and the PDF is screen-reader enabled.
For this edition of This Way, Corin Hewitt invites you to participate in two shadow walks that awaken your sensitivity to light and to consider our relationship with the indoors and outdoors by noticing shadows. Seeing with the eye or sensing with your skin, this prompt can be experienced both indoors and outdoors. Shadow Walks invites participants to find awareness and interpret their relationship with shadowed spaces through light, energy, and movement.
About the Artist
Corin Hewitt’s installations, performances, sculptures, photographs, and videos investigate relationships within architecture and domestic life. Hewitt received his BA from Oberlin College and his MFA from Bard College. Solo exhibitions of Hewitt’s work include Whitney Museum of American Art, MOCA Cleveland, ICA VCU, the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, the Seattle Museum of Art, Laurel Gitlen, New York, Taxter and Spengemann, NY, Motel, NY and Western Bridge, Seattle. His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo; Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp; the Memmo Foundation, Rome; the Sao Paolo Biennial in Brazil; the Whitney Museum, New York; the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Galerie Perrotin, Paris; with the Public Art Fund in New York; and the Wanas Foundation in Sweden. Hewitt was a recipient of the 2014–5 American Academy Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2011, and a Joan Mitchell Fellowship in 2010. In 2015, Mousse Publications released a 300-page monograph, entitled Seven Performances featuring six years of work. He is an Associate Professor and Graduate Director of Sculpture and Extended Media at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts.