A professional film and audio crew will document the event and surrounding activities, which will form the basis of a new forthcoming audio visual installation work. Footage from the event and swim from multiple points of view including underwater, body-cam, mobile units (from boats) and stationary positions along the route, will be combined with shots of the lake and locations featured in Thomson’s paintings. Synchronized swimmers who will signal the passage of time, will provide connection between the swim and Thomson’s death through a choreographed routine that will be performed at several locations along the swim route. The duration of the piece will be determined by the amount of time it takes to swim the 2.4km length of the lake, which is estimated at approximately 45 minutes.

This work is supported through grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the British Columbia Arts Council.