Pilgrimage of the Fool
Friday 2nd - Saturday 3rd July 2010
Woodhall Spa to Lincoln Cathedral, following the Viking Way
Agnes Nedregard developed a work that reacted to Lincoln as a historic site. She responded by undertaking a pilgrimage toward the counties most famous landmark, Lincoln Cathedral. The pilgrimage attempted to connect to a place through journey within a landscape.
Travelling in a costume reminiscent of a medieval traveler, Nedregard followed the Viking Way walking route which runs the width of Lincolnshire, historically used by pilgrims travelling to Lincoln Cathedral. Beginning at Woodhall Spa approximately 20 miles East of Lincoln Cathedral the pilgrimage began and proceeded to travel through a number of villages with regular stopping points. These stopping points created opportunities for the pilgrim to tell tales of her journey so far.
As Nedregard arrived in the city, audiences met and greeted her under the Stonebow Archway, a common meeting place for local Lincoln citizens, before joining her for the final section of the journey. Under the imposing peal of the cathedral bells, Nedregard ended the journey. In a final act Nedregard unraveled her cloth bundle to reveal a miniature wooden model of the cathedral encased in a glass globe, an item secretly carried for the journeys duration. The model was placed on the steps of the cathedral before leaving, as a gift to the city.