One Morning in May

This outdoor performance was commissioned by ArtsAdmin as part of the Live Arts Bursary Scheme and took place in East London on the 28th of May 2012.

On the 28th of May 2012 Noƫmi Lakmaier set out from Toynbee Studios in Tower Hamlets, one of London's most deprived Boroughs towards the City of London, the beating heart of banking and capitalism. She hoped to reach one of London's most iconic buildings the 'Gherkin'. This normally easy, one-mile stroll was a slow and exhausting test of endurance, as she did it on her hands and knees; an exercise in socio-geographic mapping. Smartly dressed in business attire she crawled through the street life of London, her clothes getting increasingly dirty and torn. After 7 hours she crossed the border from the Borough of Tower Hamlets to the City of London.

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2012; living installation; duration 7 hours;


photography by Hydar Dewachi and Cat Harrison

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