The Kingston Big Wheel - Charlie Murphy

The Kingston Big Wheel – Charlie Murphy


The idea of a human chain of locomotion – responding to public displays and protest traditions “

Charlie Murphy
The Kingston Big Wheel
For her Kingston Big Wheel, artist Charlie Murphy is recruiting a team of local gymnasts, dancers and athletes to form a spectacular chain of human locomotion which will be presented as a special live performance for theInternational Youth Arts Festival 2012. Incorporating a series of choreographed movements inspired by the iconic motion-sequence imagery of Kingston-born Victorian photographer Eadweard Muybridge, the piece responds to formal public displays, dance spectaculars and protest traditions. An accompanying new digital video work, celebrating the stroboscopic qualities of this epic athletic endeavour will be shown at Kingston Museum accompanying the exhibition Olympic Celebration: Athletes in Motion.