The Artist as Athlete

Introducing Run Vertical (Running up the Side of a Building)

  • Carali McCall Independent artist


Focusing on a practice-based approach – thinking about the relationships between drawing, performance and running, this paper is derived from a presentation aimed to introduce the artwork RUN VERTICAL (Running up the Side of a Building), an Arts Council England funded project.

Pointing to an increasing awareness of interconnected practices, necessity of collaboration and institutional critique, I highlight key aspects of my practice; and artworks by artists such as, Carolee Schneemann, Martin Creed and Trisha Brown help to inform an understanding of the ‘line’ and ‘body’.

How to Cite
MCCALL, Carali. The Artist as Athlete. TRACEY, [S.l.], v. 15, n. 1, p. 1-17, may 2021. ISSN 1742-3570. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 25 jan. 2022.