• Chris Burden


    This July 28, the Newcastle/Gateshead quayside hosted the Tall Ships Races, an annual celebration of nineteenth-century maritime technology. A flotilla of over one hundred ships, their decks filled with activity, left Newcastle to a backdrop of waving flags, music, and more onlookers than the city ever expected. As the ships departed and the crowds moved from the banks of the river to return the city to normalcy, a single, small boat sailed up the river, past the BALTIC arts center and through the Millennium Bridge, specially raised for the occasion. The boat’s deck was empty; it was entirely

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