Cheryl Dunn: Licking the Bowl
In 2002, while a resident at the Ohio State University’s Wexner Center for the Arts, filmmaker and photographer Cheryl Dunn documented Free Basin, a sculptural project created by the multidisciplinary art collective Simparch. Free Basin was a large elevated, kidney-shaped skate bowl that was fully accessible to skaters in the community to use during gallery hours. Dunn’s fifteen-minute film Licking the Bowl captures the energy of Free Basin using lyrical passages of skaters in motion punctuated with interviews and stark black and white still photographs.
Image caption: Cheryl Dunn, film still from Licking the Bowl, 2002, Courtesy of the artist