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Thames Run: Source to Sea

Thames Run: Source to Sea

A live artwork and run following the trajectory of the river Thames, source to sea (currently in development).

DUE TO COVID-19, IT IS HOPED THAT THIS WORK WILL TAKE PLACE IN SPRING 2021 AS PART OF THE RE-PLANNED ESTUARY FESTIVAL. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

Starting in Kemble, Gloucestershire, the artist will run the length of the river over a continuous period of 14 days, stopping at identified 'pit-stops' to rest and recharge overnight, before continuing the next day. The journey will end at Shoeburyness on the north side  or The Isle of Grain on the south side.

The use of mobile and Internet technologies will be at the heart of the work and key to the mediation and dissemination of the artwork as a live event. Audiences will be able to track the artist's movements online using GPS tracking, live streaming and social media.

An 8m long physical map/planning document/ drawing is also being produced, charting the journey from beginning to end.

The artist hopes to include this work as part of  Estuary2020 a large scale arts festival celebrating the Thames Estuary (now rescheduled to May/ June 2021) , led by arts organisations METAL (Southend) and the Whitstable Bienniale.

A Time and Space Residency with METAL in 2018, allowed the artist develop some preparatory work and to also explore the Thames Estuary on the north side.

For more info see: https://www.a-n.co.uk/blogs/time-space-residency-at-metal-southend/

As a precursor to this Véronique has developed the pilot projects: Thames Run (Greater London) for the Totally Thames 2019 Festival and Thames Run (Greater London) v2 Northside for Totally Thames 2020 Festival, both of which encompassed a 3 day run across the breadth of Greater London West to East.

 

© Véronique Chance 2012

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