You and Me
"To complete his monumental project, McCorkle spent every Sunday for five years photographing his downstairs neighbor, Gilda Todar (1927—2017), in the lead role.
McCorkle’s series of 135 large-scale photographs titled You and Me on a Sunny Day is conceived as a silent film in the form of a sequence of stills.
The works, seen in order, tell the story of an elderly woman recollecting, and at times dreaming about, her deceased husband and his youth as a champion long-distance runner. All of the interior shots were made in the artist’s own San Francisco apartment, which he transformed into a complex mise-en-scène for the unfolding narrative."
—Berkeley Art Museum (BAM/PFA)