2. Kate Gilmore, Walk the Walk (2010)

Kate Gilmore, Walk the Walk. Photograph by Amy C. Elliot courtesy Public Art Fund 

In 2010, Kate Gilmore’s first live public installation, Walk the Walk, took place in Bryant Park. It featured a random sample of female office workers, who would take part in 5-hour shifts of improvisational choreography that included everyday movement (walking, shuffling, and stomping) on the roof of a cubic, yellow structure.

Participants had to wear beige shoes and yellow dresses as their uniform. Viewers were also allowed to enter the structure, where they could hear the sound of the movement above. Like everyday work routines, performances took place Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm.