Fun Run both celebrates and questions the individualism of endurance in both art and sport. Tristan Meecham will test the limits of the human body by running a holy marathon on a treadmill for Anti Contemporary Arts Festival.
When Pheidippides was sent to Athens to deliver the news about Persia’s defeat in the Battle of Marathon, he ran 42 kilometres non-stop, burst into the Athenian assembly, delivered the message and died on the spot. Fun Run is his story!
Tristan Meechan and Bec Reid lead the All The Queens Men team creating a running event – with a twist – an endurance performance spectacle – in Kuopio Market Square on Friday 4th September!
Fun Run both celebrates and questions the individualism of endurance in both art and sport. Tristan Meecham will test the limits of the human body by running a holy marathon on a treadmill. The cheering crowds around him will consist of local dancers, performers and Emcee, plus the audience!
Gymnastics and sports clubs in the Kuopio region as well as other dance and performing groups will be invited to join the performance.
Presented for ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival, Kuopio, Finland. Friday 4th September 2015.
Creation and Performing: Tristan Meecham
Production, Choreography and Performing: Bec Reid
Direction: Willoh S Weiland
Sound and Visual Art: Nick Roux
Production Management: Emily O’Brien