The Memory Marathon

The Memory Marathon
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Artist Simon Pope walked a 26 mile route across the five Olympic boroughs in London to gather the local's opinions on the upcoming event.

Tarik Fontenelle
  • 5 march 2010

With London’s Olympic build up in full motion, and the various off-shoot projects kicking off in due course, the Memory Marathon proves to be a rather unique initiative. Instigated by the artist Simon Pope and taking on a relay form, Pope walked a 26 mile marathon route across the five Olympic boroughs that shall host the 2012 event interacting with the local residents of Greenwich, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Waltham Forest to help cement an understanding of what the Olympics means to them.

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