On your mark, get set, go register for Run The ROM! The 5km run is scheduled for May 12 and it’s the latest in the Run With Art series from The Movement Movement. The main movers of The Movement Movement, dancer/choreographer Jenn Goodwin and artist/curator Jessica Rose, are inviting the public to run laps of the museum for public art’s sake. You could be running through Ancient Peru or perhaps Heaven or Hell. Sounds exotic! The upcoming run will be extra special as filmmaker Nick de Pencier will work with Lewis Kaye (soundster) and Dean Baldwin (photographer) to capture the run on film. The art of running through art will create art.
Previous runs have led participants through the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, The Theatre Centre, The Gladstone, 48 Abell and City Hall to create social sculpture and performance art as well as video, photo and sound art. We would like The Bata Shoe Museum to host the next run because running in running shoes alongside running shoes and non-running shoes seems like a damn good idea.