Gold Run: Remix is an installation inspired by Gold Run and the history of the Paralympic Games by Outside In artist James Lake produced over a weeks residency in Dilston Grove, Southwark Park, London. James Lake has been mentored through the project by Turner Prize nominated sculptor, Richard Wilson, and the Director of CGP London, Ron Henocq.
The installation combines James Lakes’s stunning cardboard sculpture of a runner preparing for a race confronted by hurdles representing the many different barriers that disabled people face in sport and life and a seemingly impossible track. The sounds of the race, produced by sound designer Toby Salmon, provide a dramatic aural landscape to the installation. The runner is a universal figure representing the desire to finish a race, no matter what is in the way. You can find out more about Toby Salmon and the sound for the Gold Run: Remix here: settlethescore.co.uk/goldrun
“I have created a life sized Paralympic running figure made from cardboard. The figure is poised in a starting block position at the beginning of a race track which is designed to represent a journey faced with hurdles. In one instance these are sport related, but they also represent the barriers to success and achievement. Ultimately it is moving towards recognition and acceptance in wider society.” James Lake
Gold Run: Remix on tour
The Gold Run: Remix installation will tour during 2013 across the South.
The Lightbox, Woking 19 February – 17 March
Chapel Arts Studios, Andover 22 March – 9 April
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester 9 April – June
Shape Pop Up Gallery, London 5 August – (date tbc)
Shape, Pop Up Gallery, London
The Gold Run: Remix will be exhibited 5 August in Shape’s newest and biggest ever Pop Up gallery. This is the last venue of the Gold Run: Remix Tour
Delivered in partnership with some of the UK’s leading arts organisations and arts practitioners, Shape have turned office spaces into professional galleries; showcasing sculpture, prints, paintings, film and video, poetry, performance art and installations and Outside In artist James Lake will be exhibiting his Gold Run: Remix installation as part of the show.
The gallery is at 40 Gracechurch Street in the City of London.