Charles Harlan
Moving Remesh ‘13 5 31
Photographs by Ari Marcopoulos
Karma, New York, 2013
64 pages, black & white
9 × 6 inches
Edition of 500


“If a portal is a gate that links two distant locations separated by spacetime, then Moving Remesh created one. From the lumber yard to the studio to the gallery. With each stop on its journey a sculpture adds to its aura, more metadata, another memory. Dumb objects can become artworks simply by moving them somewhere.”

Moving Remesh chronicles Charles Harlan’s journey taking his art outside of the studio setting. Full spread black and white photos show Harlan wheeling a ten-foot diameter pipe nearly a mile through New York’s Lower East Side, a study in how objects morph into artworks as the setting around them also changes.