"The Legend of the River" is a collaboration with Magda Wolnicka. It was developed during a DART residency in Lancaster in July 2015. The work consists of a performance, a map and a text.
During our action we drew a line from the library, which was our work base, to the river. Drawing the line, we used silhouettes of our bodies – as one of us was lying on the floor, the other one drew the contour. We used the line to create a graphic work, that reminded a map of a coast line and wrote a text, a kind you’d find in a tourist guide that described how to follow the line to find the river.
If you want to find the river, follow the line.
Starting with The Jacket Hill at the very top corner of the map, turn downwards until you see the first two islands of the Pedestrian Archipelago. The two islands, the Odysseus and Corry, located in the Bellybutton Bay spread out between The Jacket Hill and Right Palm Cape.
Here you will see a magnificent view of the rest of Pedestrian Archipelago with Patience, Liz, Thomas, Paul Islands. Continue on the coastline up until The Patience Strait that is named after the closest island of the chain.
Walk until the cliffs of the Bottom Headland. There you can find many landforms, including: caves, natural arches and stacks, and if you turn westwards, after a short 20 minutes hike, you will find yourself in the Forearm Bight. Now enjoy the walk along the waterside, and find many impressive rock formations and natural blowholes, the largest of which being Right Foot Gap.
From there, if you walk further down the south to the very tip of the shoreline, find a stunning view over the entire coastal formations, extending from the Pedestrian Archipelago on your left to the Arm Joint Peninsula on your right. On a sunny day you can see the silhouette of the Elbow Pit Spit enclosing the marvellous Upper Limb Lagoon.
On the eastern side of the Elbow Pit Spit find the entrance of Lune’s estuary.