Events on 17 May 2019

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James Capper's walking boat MUDSKIPPER on the Thames

British artist James Capper is transforming an old Thames boat into a walking sculpture.

Unfortunately, performance demonstrations of MUDSKIPPER (scheduled for May 25 and 30 and June 9 and 10) have had to be postponed due to technical issues identified during final testing.

The launch of the artwork and performance demonstrations on the river and foreshore will be rescheduled in due course.

We apologise for any disappointment this causes and look forward to inviting you to see this exciting and innovative sculpture in the near future.

MUDSKIPPER is a fully-mobile sculpture which has the ability to move across water and land on-shore through the use of two step-type propulsion legs. 

When launched it will be in residency at Battersea Power Station Pier directly in front of the iconic riverside building. The sculpture will travel down the River Thames and walk out of the water at certain points of low tide. 

MUDSKIPPER is this year's Powerhouse Commission, an annual commission at Battersea Power Station. It was co-commissioned in 2019 in partnership with Battersea Power Station, Nine Elms on the South Bank and The Royal Docks; it is produced by Illuminate Productions. Albion Barn acquired the original workboat with James Capper and published the MUDSKIPPER maquette.