Sculpture Shock, Ambulatory 2014, Alexander Costello's 'Making Progress'

4 Sep 2014 – 7 Sep 2014

Event times

Starts at 12 pm daily (end times vary) Please check the website for mooring locations and performance hours.

Cost of entry

Free Admission

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses: 430, C1
  • Nearest Tube Stations: Gloucester Road or South Kensington on the District and Circle lines

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A travelling Performance series by Alexander Costello on London's Waterways, aboard a 60 x 12ft canal barge


Revellers in the absurd, believers in dead pan and those who delight in art's capacity for questioning accepted norms, make your way to the canal banks of London for Alexander Costello's series of performances Making Progress from 4-7 September. For Making Progress, Costello is a white suited figurehead, attached to the bow of a barge as it winds its way through the waterways of London at 2 mph.

This work is the culmination of Costello's Royal British Society of Sculptors Sculpture Shock 2014 Ambulatory residency. Now in its second year, this ground breaking award encourages surprising site specific spatial interventions in non-traditional spaces outside the confines of the white cube. The work of the winning artists appears in one of three environments: subterranean (the unseen world underneath our city), ambulatory (without physical confines in movement through space and time) and historic (an illustrious building in London).

Private View and Performance 3 September 6.30 - 8.30 pm, Camden Lock.

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