The history of the Paralympic Games is to be remembered in an original and thought-‐provoking installation by Outside In artist James Lake, called Gold Run: Remix. The piece has been created with the help and stewardship of the Turner Prize-‐nominated artist Richard Wilson, and will go on show for its first viewing at Dilston Grove in Southwark Park, London (7-‐9 September 2012) ahead of a national tour, which culminates at Pallant House Gallery in April 2013.
The installation, which has been born out of Gold Run, the multi-‐ arts collaboration between Pallant House Gallery, Glyndebourne and the arts organization Carousel, combines an intricate cardboard sculpture of a runner preparing for an impossible race with the sounds of the crowds of the Olympic Stadium. As well as providing a strong representation of a disabled athlete’s journey, Gold Run: Remix also reflects Lake’s own journey as a disabled artist, and the ways in which he has broken down his own barriers, through art and creativity.
Speaking of the idea behind Gold Run: Remix, James Lake said: The track is designed to represent a journey faced with hurdles that in one instance are sport-‐related, but also represent the barriers to success and achievement.” This journey, Lake explains, “seeks to emphasise the disabled athlete’s transformation from an anonymous construct of disability to an individual with a personal identity.”
Following Dilston Grove, Gold Run: Remix will tour to The Lightbox in Woking, Chapel Arts in Andover, The Brewhouse in Taunton and to Pallant House Gallery in April 2013.