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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).

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

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 aim is to perform this work live as part of Estuary2020, a large scale arts festival celebratng the Thames Estuary, 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.

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As a precursor to this Véronique is developing a pilot project: Thames Run (Greater London) for the Totally Thames 2019 Festival, which will encompass a 3 day run across the breadth of Greater London West to East. This will take place from the 27th to 29th September, coinciding with APT Open Studios.


© Véronique Chance 2012

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