Four of us (Simon Poulter, Nina Pope, Karen Guthrie and me) worked collaboratively over a period of a year spending time at Grizedale Arts. During that time we did a lot of research and work – some of it became projects, some of it didn’t (such as my research into an opera singer Ian Honeyman, whose absence developed into an enigma, to be eventually folded into John Graham’s lie).
Limo Day was realised as a two part performance – first we invited various local personalities for an interview within the limo, using it as a mobile studio as we were driven around the lake district. They included Adam Sutherland, George Harrison (Santa), Ralph Spours, Dave Shuttleworth and Ian Honeyman’s neighbour Bob Turner. The Limo was then used as a ‘cinema’ during the Grizedale LAWLESS festival and people watched the video interviews while being driven slowly around the forest.
Adam Sutherland (Director of Grizedale Arts)
George Harrison (as Santa Claus)
David Shuttleworth (forester and rally driver)
Ralph Spours (estate agent)
Bob Turner (representative of local opera singer Ian Honeyman)
Elite Limos (Penrith)