UNITY Arts Festival
Sat 21 Sep - Sun 22 Sep
10am - 5pm
This is a pilot project preceding a longer, more extensive live run event to take place in 2020 over fourteen consecutive days, following the Thames from Source to Sea. For both projects mobile and Internet technologies will be at the heart of the work and key to the mediation of the artwork as a live event, where audiences will be able to track the artist’s movements live through GPS tracking, live streaming and social media.
Thames Run (Greater London) will follow a similar pattern over three consecutive days, following the Thames from West to East from the edge of one boundary to the other, across Greater London.
The three days has been conceived to coincide with the time-frame of the Open Studios at APT Studios & Gallery, Deptford, where the artist has a studio. This will be used as a physical hub during the event.
Starting at Hampton Court approximately 11am on Friday 27th September, the running route will be split into sections of approximately 16 miles a day , favouring either the North or the South side of the river. (This will not be decided until the start). Whatever route is taken will cross through London boroughs bordering the river, ending either in Erith or Rainham.
The journey be relayed and viewable live online using GPS tracking , live streaming and social media. The artist will be active online and on social media in the days preceding the event. She will also write a blog during the event at the end of each day.
The artist will host a talk/tour at APT Studios and Gallery, at 5pm (TBC) on Friday 27th September, marking the first day of the run and the opening event for APT Open Studios. For opening times during the Open Studio weekend check the APT website.