Swandown - The Installation

In London's Olympic year, CGP London present a project of Herculean proportions by two of Britain's most creative individuals: Andrew Kotting and Iain Sinclair.

at Dilston Grove

Swandown is a poetic film-diary about encounter and culture an endurance test and pedal-marathon. Andrew Kötting and Iain Sinclair pedalled a swan-shaped pedalo from the seaside in Hastings to Hackney in East London, via the inland waterways. The journey provided multifarious outcomes; a film work, pinhole photographs, sound recordings and numerous texts and artefacts.

Swandown—The Installation will be a deconstruction and re-presentation of this epic journey. Within the cavernous confines of Dilston Grove the pedalo itself will be presented complete with the knocks and bruises of its difficult journey together with selected film sequences from the voyage, sounds, pinhole photographs and many of the artefacts collected en-route. It is a celebration of The Waterbound Pilgrimage, welcoming difficulty and celebrating local particulars, ever alert to the traces of submerged histories; songs, civil protest, and the wilderness, through both the real and the imagined.

Perambulations and Confabulations:

Sunday 1 July, 4-6pm

Marina Warner (Writer and Mythographer) will be in conversation with Iain Sinclair (Writer and Psychogeographer).

Sunday 29 July, 4-6pm

Alan Moore (Writer and Wizard) will be in conversation with Iain Sinclair (Writer and Urban Shaman).

Dilston Grove

Opening Times
Preview: Tuesday 26 June, 6.30-8.30pm

27 June - 29 July 2012
Wednesday to Sunday, 12-6pm

Dilston Grove
Southwark Park
SE16 2DD