This is not a Slog (2014)

Oval, London. As it is, was, and reimagined.

This is not a Slog consisted of three walking installations. Free and open to the public, the walks were designed to be experienced alone or with companions. Designed for the Joan Littlewood Centenary Fun Palace, at Ovalhouse Theatre, and installed in the Ovalhouse Café, 4 October - 4 November. Funded by Arts Council England.

Lead Artist: Blake Morris
Writer: Nessah Muthy
Design: Cécile Trémolières
Creative Producer: Carissa Hope Lynch

Through workshops and public sharings the team developed three self-guided walks, unified by stories of mystery, mutiny, music and memory:

Near the cricket stadium, 70-year-old Derek has recently passed. His files remain, bursting with his secrets, obsessions and songs.

Workhouse girl N.S has nothing, not even a name…she combs the grounds of St Mark's church for flotsam and jetsam to build a nest.

Bonnington Square enmeshes an invisible future where memory is externalised. Here, memorial mutineer Saskia recovers her capacity to remember.

This is not a Slog was funded by Ovalhouse Theatre and the Arts Council England.