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Thames Run: Source to Sea (Exhibition 1)

Thames Run: Source to Sea (Exhibition 1)

was shown as multi-media art installation and exhibition at the gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, SE1 9PH for the Totally Thames Festival 2022, in partnership with Thames Festival Trust, Coin Street Community Builders & Anglia Ruskin University.


Friday 9th September – Sunday 11th September 2022 11am - 6pm daily

performance reading: Saturday  11th September 2pm

PV: Thursday 8th September 6.30-8.30pm; performance reading 7.30pm

Nano Video Interview for Totally Thames Festival

For this exhibition, which was part of the Totally Thames 2022 arts festival, the artist, transformed the previously live work into a multi-media installation of overlapping sound and image, emphasising the mediated and reproductive nature of the work.



An 8m wide map/planner document/drawing formed the main artwork facing the courtyard, with drawn annotations indicating the initial proposed route and places to stay. Printed images and daily page-entries from the blog were been placed at intervals and locations along the route. Within each of these is a recycled mobile phone that acted as a media player, replaying a looped daily section of the video footage that was previously live-streamed. Other artworks included 245 photographs taken at every mile during the run, and a limited edition etching of the route based on an

antique map of the river, which introduced the exhibition from the riverside.


This work is part of ongoing research into the performative nature of human physical activity, in which running plays a key role in the interplay between the body and technology as a means of relaying experience and examining a sense of place. It is more widely linked to the Running Artfully Network (RAN), an international artist-led group launched in 2021, whose aim is to bring together communities and experts to reframe

running as an artistic intervention.

© Véronique Chance 2012

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