On Friday I will be going for a very long walk in Finland. You can read all about it here.
On Sunday 2 August 2009 you are invited to join Sports Day in Manchester and to take part in an extraordinary event – the Desk Chair Parade. Assembling at Castlefield Gallery at 15:00, a group of willing volunteers – office workers, shoppers and gallery goers alike – will embark on a magnificent adventure, wheeling through the streets of Manchester on ordinary office chairs.
The group will journey through the city to a secret location where, as the grand finale, eight lucky participants will be selected to take part in the Desk Chair Dash – a sprint finish race where the fastest wheeler will win!
FREE/BOOKING REQUIRED: To book please call the gallery on 0161 832 8034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and number of places.
Some chairs can be provided.
STARTING AT 3PM FROM CASTLEFIELD GALLERY
The Desk Chair Parade takes place as part of We are the Champions – Castlefield Galleryâ€™s 25th Anniversary celebrations in July – August 2009.
In 1999, I picked up lots of lost objects on the streets of Manchester, New York and in Canada and gathered them all together as the project Lost-Something. Now, ten years on, I thought it would be interesting to collect items again and use web 2.0 technology to offer a bit more information about where they were lost. Have a look now and see if you have lost something!
Here is an interesting article on the BBC website about rubbish being tagged.
In September I shall be walking to Finland. Well, not quite, but I will be doing a very long walk in Finland as part of the ANTI Festival of Live Art. This piece will consist of a durational performance covering the marathon distance over a 1km lap, which I will repeat just over forty times. The lap will pass through various points in the centre of Kuopio, with a hub positioned in the busy shopping centre, where visitors will be able to keep track of my progress on a digital display. Remote viewers will be able to follow my journey online through my regular Twitter updates, and gain a sense of what this one day ‘commute’ really feels like.
Check back soon for more information.
A viewer of Campbell Live in New Zealand informed me that Trolley Spotting featured on the television show this week. You can have a look at the video here.
I will be participating in a seminar taking place at A Foundation in Liverpool on September 26th. You can find out more about the event here on the VAGA website.
I am still here, quietly researching, developing and thinking about ideas that have been rattling around my head for a long time. I am taking lots of photos and making lots of notes and I am sure all will be revealed on here in the near future!
On Saturday, Ellie and I participated as our artists’ network, Sports Day, in the Grunts for the Arts organised event at Burgess Park in south London. This was a follow-on event from the one we took part in in May with our Sports Day Artists Dance-Off 2007. This time around, we decided to challenge our fellow artists’ eating skills with the Sports Day Olympic Ring Doughnut Eating Contest 2007. The event was gruelling, with each competitor having to chomp their way through four sugared ring doughnuts in the fastest time possible. You can see photos of the event on the Sports Day website and find out more about Grunts for the Arts here.
Check this week’s Time Out London for a feature on page 16.
I am currently taking a little break from working as I look after my new baby, Hector. He was born at home in London on June 29th, weighing in at 7lbs14oz and measuring 51cm. Life is very different!
There is a supplement in the June issue of an Magazine, called Good Practice for New Artists. This acts as a guide to all of the resources available to artists on the an website and also features profiles of practicing artists (including me).
Visit the an website here and see my full profile here.