The Walk to Dover

2005

Chetwynd, Marvin Gaye
'The Walk to Dover' was an off-site commission for Studio Voltaire. The project involved a seven-day walk from London to Dover by 'Victorian Urchins'. Emulating the narrative from Charles Dickens' novel, 'David Copperfield', Chetwynd led a small group of walkers from London to Dover. The walk retraced Copperfield's journey from a Blacking Warehouse in London to Dover where he found sanctuary with his Aunt, Betsy Trotwood. The film documents the journey, using stills photography and sound recordings creating a collaged narrative. 'The Walk to Dover' draws comparisons between Victorian 'Debt Prisons' and our current credit card culture. Studio Voltaire
  • Artwork Details: running time: 12 minutes box, 36 x 36 x 36cm hat, 28 x 28 x 28cm booklet, 21 x 15cm t shirt, 64 x 50cm
  • Edition: 10 of 10 + 2APs
  • Material description: DVD and installation items
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Film and Audio Visual
  • Accession number: ACC3/2009

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