The Boat Project: ‘Collective Spirit’ in the Quad

Inside Out Festival 2012 is delighted to be hosting a series of joint events with King’s College London’s Arts & Humanities Festival 2012 – Metamorphosis: Transformations and conversions, which is running from 13- 27 October.

‘Collective Spirit’ – The Boat Project by Lone Twin

Fresh from her maiden voyage one of the world’s most extraordinary boats is coming to King’s College London. Collective Spirit, created by Lone Twin, is a living archive of thousands of lives – a 30ft seafaring vessel made from publically donated wooden items. In February 2011 Gregg Whelan (King’s Creative Fellow) and Gary Winters of Lone Twin issued a simple request:  ‘We want your wood, we’ll take anything, in any shape or form, with one proviso: a story, the donation must have a story behind it, how has it featured in your life?’ Many hundreds responded, offering an incredible array of objects, from the everyday to the extraordinary. 

Launched on May 7th 2012 Collective Spirit, as named by public vote, has since completed her maiden voyage as a part of the London 2012 Festival and Cultural Olympiad. Across the summer the nation, and world’s media, celebrated the boatbuilder’s incredible achievement and we’re thrilled Collective Spirit will be making her London debut at King’s when she ‘moors’ on the Quadrangle at the heart of the Strand Campus throughout the Arts & Humanities Festival, where everyone will be able to admire her. 

The viewing experience will be enhanced by a lighting display by students of Central School of Speech and Drama. 

Boat-side gatherings

As part of the exhibition, there will be a series of boat-side gatherings: short presentations about the project and a ‘guided’ tour of Collective Spirit for small groups of up to 12 people. Led by Gregg Whelan and Gary Winters of Lone Twin, each gathering lasts about 20 minutes.

For further details and booking information click here.

Other Boat Project related events at the Festival:

A talk by Gregg Whelan and Gary Winters of Lone Twin. For more details click here.

‘The Ship’s Log’, a concert by Thirty Pounds of Bone. For more details click here

For further information about the project visit The Boat Project

Please note that this exhibition runs from 16 October to 24 October.