The Ox Pop Culture Pilgrimage Tour is a sibling extension of the Ox UK Tour – another research based venture whereby we visit places and sites of pop cultural significance. Sites include iconic movie locations, filming locations, rock shrines, and graves, which hold pop cultural significance to us, our work, and practice.
The Pop Culture Pilgrimage is an exploration into the religious devotion of fandom, where we create our own sacred spaces, and further explore the notion of pilgrimage within places of pop cultural significance. These sites and the accompanying pilgrimages are where we offer our heroes the forum to become The New Gods, as these pilgrimages often possess the opportunity for worship, gifting, memorial, and prayer in a ritual setting.
George Michael’s Memorial Garden, Highgate, London.
On St. George’s Day we paid another visit to George Michael’s house to see the shrine, where we discovered the green opposite George’s house has been transformed into a makeshift memorial garden, displaying all the offerings and tributes left outside.
‘Ashes to Ashes’ (music video filming location), 1980. David Bowie. Pett Level Beach, Hastings.
George Michael’s Shrine, Highgate, London.
The Legend of Hell House, 1973 (Movie Location), Wykehurst Park House, East Sussex.
Blood on Satan’s Claw (Movie location), St James Church, Bix Bottom, Oxfordshire.
To The Devil a Daughter (Movie Location), Dashwood Mausoleum, West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
The Witches (Movie Location), Hambleden, Buckinghamshire.
Marc Bolan’s Rock Shrine, Queen’s Ride, Barnes, London.
The Collector, 1965 (Movie Location), Hampstead, London.