The Farthest Point of Navigation with an Idea at the back of it, 2014

The Farthest Point of Navigation with an Idea at the back of it, 2014

The Farthest Point of Navigation with an Idea at the back of it, 2014

The Farthest Point of Navigation with an Idea at the back of it, 2014

The Farthest Point of Navigation with an Idea at the back of it, 2014

Print: Alpha Mail Shipping Company, 2014 carte de visite, 5.4cm x 8.9cm

Print: Alpha Mail Shipping Company, 2014 carte de visite, 5.4cm x 8.9cm

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Collaboration with Barnaby Dicker
Live performance, print, text, memorabilia and film

Stills from The Furthest Point of Navigation…with an idea at the back of it, 2014, HD, black and white and colour, 58 minutes.

A film exploring the journey up the River Tawe visiting locations along the way, meeting locals, exploring historical locations and points of interest! Part conversation, part read-through, part commentary, part-pressconference, part Q&A, part-local history lecture, part-fictional reconstruction, part-urban pastoralist notebook, part-amateur/social archaeology, part-mutant adaptation, part-Rimbaudian travelogue, ALL experiment!

The work is a live performance-essay-conversation using segments of film-found, live and pre-recorded pieces, including encounters with people along the route of the River Tawe and Taff in search of the Swansea Kong.

This work considers how live performance depicts ideas in action and unfolds in real time in front of an audience bringing up questions about the nature of working with unpredictable participants.

TheFarthestPointofNavigation from Thomas Goddard on Vimeo.