10,000 Steps

A durational performance that alludes to labour invested in land.

An assemblage, contained in a coat, that [re]presents the land as a Landscape, carried on the body.

The evolution of the work was largely dictated by what materials became available, replicating the way allotments tend to evolve.

The journey from land to gallery was 10,000 steps (measured by pedometer): approximately 3 miles. The artist, fully loaded, was carrying around 30 kilos. The physical act of bearing the land was agonising, yet produced the same sort of ecstatic “high” induced by the tough physical work that is required to create a productive and biodiverse kitchen garden.

10,000 Steps is a gesture in solidarity with subsistence farmers throughout the globe.

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