SWANDOWN – Dilston Grove
(INSTALLATION) 26th June – 29th July 2012
This Installation was commissioned through the Café Gallery Projects in Southwark Park. We presented a 30 minute remix of the film, pin-hole photographs, sound recordings and numerous texts and artefacts that pertained to Swandown.
The Installation was a deconstruction and re-presentation of our epic journey. Within the confines of Dilston Grove the pedalo itself was presented, complete with the knocks and bruises of its difficult journey.
Iain Sinclair and Andrew Kötting were in conversation at irregular intervals as well as Marina Warner and Alan Moore. They were sat upon the pedalo discussing the things of life or conducting a series of perambulations around the gallery.
The Installation opened on 26th June in time for the 2012 Olympics and closed on 29th July on the day of the opening ceremony. It was a celebration of The Waterbound Pilgrimage, which welcomed difficulty and celebrated local particulars. Ever alert to the traces of submerged histories; songs, civil protest, and the wilderness, through both the real and the imagined.
The Swandown limited edition Bookwork of 26 was also launched as well as a set of newly commisioned letterpress posters.