An intervention made in the city of Glasgow in collaboration with a women only running club. The work investigated the relationship between the experience of running in the city and ownership of space.
"Glasgow, Scotland early Spring
The roads are wet with rain. A route is drawn to the East if the city of Glasgow, stretching North to South. Two groups of runners meet at opposite ends of the route – at opposite ends of the city. At the same moment, each group begins to run along the route towards each other. The runners will only stop when the two groups meet. The meeting point is not pre-designated. It is only found through the physical limits and strengths of each runner, and collectively, of each running group. Each step is taken in anticipation of this moment. The equation of time of distance is demonstrated. At once, the runners notice their partner group in the distance. As they meet both groups slow to a stop. The separate groups disappear to form one larger group. The site of their meeting holds a new significance. They celebrate and share the new social space they have made in the city."
This work was made during an extended Creative Lab residency with the CCA, Glasgow
Photographs by Alan Dimmick and Stephen Robinson