Someone called it a flesh mobbing. Others commented on its ‘cosmic oddness’. Others called it life-changing and wrote poetry. SWIM was a live piece that you really had to be a part of. But we have tried to make a film of it.– Amy Sharrocks
On 12 July 2007, 50 people donned their swimming costumes and swam across London. Opening up the various lakes, private and public pools of the city they swam a South-to-North journey between Tooting Bec Lido and Hampstead Heath – with a Routemaster bus for all the dry land in between.
To coincide with Amy’s Museum of Water in the Deadhouse at Somerset House, the documented events of SWIM are being shown for the first time on film, revealing insights into this ambitious participatory project.
Tuesday 24 June, 19.00 – 20.00
Screening Room, Somerset House South Wing, London WC2R 1LA