The Great Learning
The Great Learning [A Taxi Opera], Studio Voltaire,
A collaboration between artist Beatrice Gibson and musician Jamie
McCarthy, The Great Learning is a live performance piece and radio work
in seven parts based on the tradition of calling over in The Knowledge
(the infamous London cabbie navigation system and mnemonic device)
A complex and fascinating mathematics of the everyday, The Knowledge involves learning 320 routes or runs mapped within a six-mile radius of Charing Cross. On completing the knowledge a total of 26,00 miles will have been travelled and a total of 30,000 streets memorized as a networked configuration in the mind.