The So Long Series


My first foray into performance that relied on trains running on time.

Over three days at Salford Central Train Station I arrived on the 14:36 train facing a mixture of commuters and audience assembled on the opposing platform. A text I had pre-recorded about a moment of saying goodbye played over the tannoy system until the 14:41 train took me away again. I shed the clothes I was wearing and left them on the floor, a bit of a mundane magic act, so as the train pulled away I had spontaneously combust, leaving remnants of clothing behind. 

Made in collaboration with Islington Mill Art Academy and Salford Central Train Station. Thanks to Tim and Martin at Northern Rail. Photos by Pippa Koszerek.