Olympic Lost

2011, performance/video, duration 5mins
'NotLost', Nottingham, UK. Filmed by Jenna Finch.

At the end of the day I ran from my studio in a grungy part of town to my favourite pub in the centre. Carrying an extinguished Olympic torch (a solar powered poundshop garden light) I wore signs saying LOST, written in reverse mirror-writing, on my front and back. The resulting footage was then mirrored in post-production, such that the streets I run through appear mirrored, but the LOST signs read forwards. Slow motion was applied to add a sense of gratuitous achievement and heroic folly. The work was made in response to the hype surrounding the 2012 UK Olympics.

Olympic Lost

2011, performance/video, duration 5mins
'NotLost', Nottingham, UK. Filmed by Jenna Finch.

At the end of the day I ran from my studio in a grungy part of town to my favourite pub in the centre. Carrying an extinguished Olympic torch (a solar powered poundshop garden light) I wore signs saying LOST, written in reverse mirror-writing, on my front and back. The resulting footage was then mirrored in post-production, such that the streets I run through appear mirrored, but the LOST signs read forwards. Slow motion was applied to add a sense of gratuitous achievement and heroic folly. The work was made in response to the hype surrounding the 2012 UK Olympics.