Urbane Dance Marathon is a downloadable audio guide to Deptford which encourages the audience to find joy in the strained choreography of the pandemic.
At four sites on or around Deptford High St you will find QR codes to access a score created by Harold and based on his work with choreographer Vania Gala. The scores invite you to dance, move and enjoy the physicality of your body whilst navigating the all too familiar rules of the pandemic.
Scan the QR code; imagine your favourite tune or play some music on your device to dance to; follow Harold’s instructions and dance like no one is watching!
The scores can be followed geographically or as you come across them, in socially distanced groups, or in self isolation. As with the pandemic, everyone’s journey and experience of Urbane Dance Marathon will be unique.
You can also listen to the QR codes here:
Harold Offeh is an artist working in a range of media including performance, video and social arts practice. Offeh is interested in the space created by the inhabiting or embodying of histories. He has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally. He lives in Cambridge and is currently a Reader in Fine Art at Leeds Beckett University and a tutor in CAP at the RCA. In 2019 he was a recipient of the Nigel Greenwood Prize and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists.
This year we have partnered with In The Room to host a digital Q&A with Harold Offeh. To put your questions to Harold about his work, head over to Ask the Artist.