James Steventon Artist | Writer | Runner

Kai Syng Tan

RUN! RUN! RUN! Biennale 2018 #r3fest which was successfully run on November 8 2018.

The third run was hosted by the Paris School of Arts and Culture, University of Kent.

It was a small but lively evening. Highlights included a passionate defence of running as a productive, political process by Dr Elisa Herrera Altamarino, and new works by artists Dr Véronique Chance and Zejun Yao. Dr Vybarr Cregan-Reid gave a run-down of how the contemporary human being is ill-fitted to their environment which was not very uplifting. We were also introduced to the dangerous movements of #woolsockrunning by Dr Matti Tainio and climbing up a building by Dr Carali McCall, saw a virtual face-off between author-runner Abdelkader Benali versus Jean Baudrillard and last but not least saw some hope in the figure of the boundary-crossing running-messenger epitomised by James Steventon.

It was encouraging to hear the term ‘running studies’ being activated throughout the evening, and very heartening to witness how new researchers and artists are taking it on and running with it.

Dr Kai Syng Tan FRSA SFHEA
RUN! RUN! RUN! Biennale Founder

James Steventon Artist | Writer | Runner

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