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Michael Cook

High Park Overflow, From the series Water Underground, 2013

Archival Pigment Print
26 × 18 in
66 × 45.7 cm
Edition of 10
This is part of a limited edition set.
CAD $800
Location
Toronto
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About the work
Michael Cook
Canadian, b. 1982
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Focusing on drainage and sewer systems, utility networks, railways, and the underground infrastructure of the city of Toronto, Michael Cook photographs urban elements that are otherwise invisible, unseen, and unknown. In his “Water Underground” series, Cook seeks to spark conversation and promote change regarding wastewater by revealing the size and complexity of the city’s sewer system. He climbs underground and sets up bright lights to fully illuminate otherwise dark spaces, which are reminiscent of pathways and tunnels within old churches. By reminding viewers that the impact of humans and the city’s infrastructure extend beyond their visible manifestations, Cook encourages people to rethink their perception of their environment and their place within it.

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Michael Cook
Canadian, b. 1982
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Focusing on drainage and sewer systems, utility networks, railways, and the underground infrastructure of the city of Toronto, Michael Cook photographs urban elements that are otherwise invisible, unseen, and unknown. In his “Water Underground” series, Cook seeks to spark conversation and promote change regarding wastewater by revealing the size and complexity of the city’s sewer system. He climbs underground and sets up bright lights to fully illuminate otherwise dark spaces, which are reminiscent of pathways and tunnels within old churches. By reminding viewers that the impact of humans and the city’s infrastructure extend beyond their visible manifestations, Cook encourages people to rethink their perception of their environment and their place within it.

Michael Cook

High Park Overflow, From the series Water Underground, 2013

Archival Pigment Print
26 × 18 in
66 × 45.7 cm
Edition of 10
This is part of a limited edition set.
CAD $800
Location
Toronto
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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