a walk in high resolution (book)

book with text contributions by David Bergé, Dieter Roelstraete and Marcelo Rezende, design by Remco van Bladel and published by Jap Sam Books


Dimensions: 19 x 26 cm, 96 pages

ISBN: 978-94-92852-22-9


available April 2020

order: www.japsambooks


Since 2008, artist David Bergé has been making Walk Pieces, during which he guides participants in silence along a precise trajectory and within a precise timeframe through textures and infrastructures that comprise the city. Walking together resonates with the phenomenological minutiae of street life and for the entire duration of the Walk Piece, participants refrain from verbal exchange and picture taking.


Participating in a Walk Piece and/or your personal experience of reading this book are the only valid materializations of David Bergé’s ephemeral works.


A Walk in High Resolution deals with corporeality, sleeping, awakening, and walking through the interiors and fissures of urban infrastructures. Almost touching neighboring bodies, reliving experiences in cities by being absorbed in space that is at once personal, reflective, consumptive, and the other, we walk through cities. 


A Walk in High Resolution joins together texts by David Bergé, photos by Seoul-based Junyong Cho, and essays by Dieter Roelstraete (author of Richard Long: A Line Made by Walking) and Marcelo Rezende (co-director of the Archiv der Avantgarden in Dresden).


Made possible with the support of Platform 0090, Jap Sam Books, PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPANDED, Out of Sight and the Flemish Community