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An immersive audio-visual experience explores carefully chosen Olympic sports for London 2012 from a fresh angle.
Each athlete is articulated by three different complementary moments – Preparation-Subjective participation-Aftermath.
The piece weaves different sports together to complete a statement about the intimate personal/emotional/metaphysical inner world of the athletes involved. Their skills and determination is put to the ultimate test. From the teenage gymnast who already carries an injury but keeps pushing further, to the young boxer who dreams of participating in the Olympics while completing his University degree. They each bear the qualities encapsulated in the Olympic manifesto and even if some of them will never compete in the Olympics, they still bear an essential part of London’s Olympic spirit as it grooms itself towards London 2012.
National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012 participation project in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London