about jim walker

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Jim Walker works as a public and social practice artist, placemaker, photographer, video and sound artist, designer and writer. He’s founder and CEO of Big Car, a nonprofit arts organization based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Walker began working as a journalist at age 16, writing and taking photos for his hometown paper in Warsaw, Ind. He enjoyed 20 more years in newspapers as a reporter, editor and photographer, finishing as an arts reporter for The Indianapolis Star in 2007. Along the way, Walker completed an MFA at Warren Wilson College and began showing photos, video, installation, and performance work in various galleries and art spaces. He’s influenced by Surrealism, Fluxus, Magical Realism, Futurism — people and ideas pushing boundaries of time, space, and perception.

This project, in particular, shows the influence of Charlie Kaufman and his films. Listen to this great (and really long) interview with Kaufman.

Read an interview with Jim Walker here.

Learn about some of the projects he’s led at Big Car here.

And here are some really good Big Car videos (mostly made by others).

Experience the 2011 Fluxus event scores project he led here.

See some Jim’s collages here.

Hear some of his audio work here.

This is his Instagram.

Watch  some of his older videos.

 

Contact info:

Jim Walker
Big Car Collaborative
1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203

jim at bigcar.org

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Top and above: working at Pizza King in Kokomo, photos by Vivien Walker.

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