Simon Pope: Memory Marathon

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27.07.12 - 29.07.12
In 2009, Simon Pope walked 26 miles in 12 hours through the London boroughs hosting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Local residents came together in a continuous relay, recalling personal memories from Olympic history. Memory Marathon records this performance, revealing a fascinating picture of London and its inhabitants.

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Pope’s practice often involves walking, the act of being together, spoken word, and the highly personal and subjective notion of memory. A new work, What Cannot Be Turned Aside, filmed at YSP this summer, will be shown in the Chapel from October.

Memory Marathon is conceived and produced by Film and Video Umbrella. Commissioned by the Olympic Delivery Authority and funded by the London Development Agency and Arts Council England. 

Watch Memory Marathon in the YSP Chapel at screenings from 27–29 July 2012. Times: 11.00 / 12.30 / 14.00.

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