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Beating the Bounds #3. Photo credit: Jake May.
Elephant & Castle doesn’t exist as a political ward, yet it exists in the imagination of people who live and work in the area. … Beating the Bounds is an ancient English custom in which a priest and members of the community, armed with willow boughs, would beat the parish boundary markers, lest they be forgotten. Walks will be digitally traced using an app. The artists will then superimpose the resulting drawings to identify a collective boundary of the area and produce a multi-media map.
– Silva + Sajovic
As part of London College of Communication’s public programme, artists Corinne Silva and Eva Sajovic invited students and members of the public to join them for a series of walks around the Elephant and Castle over the course of the first half of 2016. The series gathered collaborators from previous projects and activity in the local area by Sajovic. The first walk was led by Alison Proctor of Siobhan Davies Dance, the second by fellow People’s Bureau collaborator Rebecca Davies and final by Danny Hollowell.