To The Worlds End
German conceptual artist, Frank Bolter, also staged a paper boat project for an installation sculpture and performance event called Drift 10 on the Thames in London. He took a very large piece of packing material, laying it out on the pavement by the water, asked passers by to help him fold the boat and then launch it into the water... with him, dressed in a suit aboard. The paper performance ends, of course with the boat sinking. The artist explains that the work is to point out the current problems facing a throw away society.
DRIFT 10 : LONDON'S BIENNIAL ART EXHIBITION TO TRANSFORM THEN RIVER THAMES
2_11_2010: A stretch of the Thames in central London and Canary Wharf is set to be transformed this winter by a series of contemporary art works placed directly in the water and along its banks. Now in its second year, the groundbreaking art show, DRIFT, gets fully underway on Thursday, 4 November, and continues into early January next year.