26 Days on the Southern Ocean

Saturday 22nd May 2021 to
Sunday 13th June 2021

26 Days on the Southern Ocean

26 Days on the Southern Ocean is a text work by Simon Faithfull.

In 2005, Simon Faithfull made a two-month journey on an icebreaker, travelling from the Falkland Islands across the Southern Ocean, to Halley Research Station on the British Antarctica Territories. During the journey Simon kept a journal of his time onboard the RSS Ernest Shackleton and extracts from this journal have now been made into small panels mounted onto the railings of Margate Harbour Arm. A journey across a wild ocean, tracing the last outposts of empire, has been transcribed onto a tiny section of a walk. A walk at the lip of the mouth of the Thames Estuary - the waterway that writer Joseph Conrad describes as carrying: “The dreams of men, the seed of commonwealths, the germs of empires”.

There is a parallel work, 14 Days on the North Atlantic, installed on Southend Pier.

When

Saturday 22nd May 2021 to
Sunday 13th June 2021

Where

Harbour Arm
Margate
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Travel

Nearest railway station: Margate

Previous Our Time - Margate
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