Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Weds 21st Aug: Rundemcrew

Leading on from the last post outlining my cycle ride with Rundemcrew - here are images from that day where we explored and tracked down the street-art of Dulwich............ which I've incorporated with a few snaps from the actual running days with the crew......... every week is a different destination and here are images from when we ran to Big Ben via the Millenium Bridge................ 
Its taken me 18 months to finally join up since meeting the founder Charlie Dark on the NIKE Fuel Band launch trip in NYC.  Thanks to Teo Connor for the motivation to get involved........... there's going to be quite a bit of content from this part of my life coming up so stick with me and get running yourself if you don't already.......... Im a late starter and wish I discovered it so much sooner!

Monday, 19 August 2013

Monday 19th Aug: "Bold Tendencies" 2013

Yesterday Rundemcrew made their first venture out onto the streets of London as "Bikedemcrew", wheeling out instead of running out!  I'm a sucker for a bike ride so I signed up for the adventure and safari of South London to find it's street art in Dulwich.  On our return journey we passed through Peckham and took a detour up to the top of the multi-storey carpark to visit the open air sculpture exhibition "Bold Tendencies".  We spiralled up the ramps to the top and the sun came out in perfect time to reflect off the tinsel banner by Ruth Proctor.   My favourite piece is this 1983 MB 123 series Mercedes installation by Jimmy Merris collaborating with Brian Shimkovitz from Awesome Tapes From Africa.  Each Thursday evening Jimmy will be at the show with the car open for anyone to join him in taking a seat to listen to the cassette selection to experience the joy of hanging out round car sound-stystems.  
In a slightly tenuous link, I have taken the opportunity to add in the new Afrikan Boy video here for your viewing pleasure............ which was recorded on the site of "Bold Tendencies" and who coincidentally was the second act in the double bill with "Awesome Tapes" at the Studio Africa event I hosted earlier in the year!  See that event here.

(Other works, top to bottom:  Franks Cafe by Practice Architecture, "I see you liking everything" by Ruth Proctor, "Bright" by Cecile B. Evans, "Transit of the megaliths" by Nicholas Brooks, "Awesome Tapes From Africa Mate by Jimmy Merris)