Documentation of pilot cartwheel chain event staged for the Big Dance Festival in 2008.
Conceived and created by Charlie Murphy in collaboration with three top London gymnastics clubs, this event formed the longest acrobatic chain ever staged in London.
Murphy's Big Wheel pays homage to Edward Muybridge's pioneering studies of human (and animal) locomotion, and presents a powerful human gesture in the heart of the city.
This exuberant public display was created through entirely voluntary efforts.
Many thanks are due to
Catherine Bates , Robert Clack School / Catleaps GC
Shirley & Frank, Ladywell GC
Christine Evans, Harlequin GC
with contributions from Carol Turner & Make the Move Cheerleaders
Stills & video footage :
Special thanks also to
Elaine Lomath & Atamjit Sandhu, Tess Savina, Jenny Lee and Laura Bowman for all their help laying the track etc
Charlotte Crozier, Adrian Hardwicke & Alex Beard
at Tate Modern for access to their studio
Mark Gibbons & GafferTape.com for the essential GafferTaped Track
Zoe Weeden, Burtons Foods & Lexis Public Relations
for all the Wagon Wheels
Barry Darling, The City of London School for Boys
for access to their roof
Katharine Quinlan & Seamour Rathore
at IPC Media for their PR assistance
and finally Mark Segal & Josepha Sanna
for their continued support through
the Artsway Associates Scheme
© Charlie Murphy 2011