Inspiral London

22 November 2021

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Venue: Start of walk - segment 6 of Inspiralling London - on Sunday 22 NOvember will be at south end of Albert Bridge near the entrance to Battersea Park. Walk will set off after 11 am.

Organiser: counterproductions

Charlie Fox is a London-based artist, writer and curator, producing international art projects that challenge existing models of artistic and audience engagement. Charlie is founder of interdisciplinary art platform counterproductions and is the director of counterprint. counterproductions facilitates collaborative projects that generate new artistic culture, through experimental performance, engaged and visual art practices; creating work that offers the potential of an art for all. In 2010 he completed a practice-based PhD on laughter in/for performance at Roehampton University. Charlie’s research interests include creative and collective models of education, transdisciplinary art practices, interactions between print and performance, performance affect, intervention and dialogical artistic practices. Formerly a founder member of Grunts for the Arts, he is now a board member of the Artist Plc.

Inspiral London grows out of decentrederspace cultural and artistic experiments in Marseille (inspired by the GR2013 project – semi-urban footpath created for European Capital of Culture); in creating a novel walking experience for London. The walk spirals from a central point in heart of London, corkscrewing out 6 times to finish at Gravesend Ferry, finally crossing where the World’s End at Tilbury. This Sunday Segment 6 – we will meet up at 11 am the south end of Albert Bridge, near to the entrance to Battersea Park, where spirit guide Sarah Sparkes will lead us further anticlockwise. The anticipated trajectory of the trail is designed and marked out by a loose collective of artists, writers, architects, geographers, planners, urban explorers, and walking enthusiasts. There are 30 sections at an average of 7 miles. The approximate overall length of the walk is 225 miles crossing the Thames at 10 points – using bridges, a tunnel, a cable car and ferries; a planned clockwise return from Gravesend ferry north back into the Centre of London will add another 50/75 mile. The walk is both an artistic assembly and a form of democratic action allowing members of the public, walkers and participants to use the walk as a pathway to discover and experiment within the metropolis London.