Toby Jones, Iain Sinclair and Andrew Kötting (dressed as a Straw Bear), made an eighty mile walk from Epping Forest to Helpston in Northamptonshire, following in the footsteps of the poet John Clare. Clare’s delirious march is the catalyst for the project. A great English pilgrimage and a self-enacted novel in the tradition of Pilgrim’s Progress.
The walk was documented using pinhole photography and video and has now been edited to form the backdrop of the installation. The artists Nick Gordon Smith, Anonymous Bosch and Jem Finer as well as the singer Macgillivray and the musician David Aylward have all collaborated in support of the exhibition and Kötting’s daughter Eden has also contributed paintings and text in the guise of Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.