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Penguin Pool

Lookup NU author(s): Polly Gould


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For a species to survive its numbers must not go below an optimum number of individuals. I have a collection here of forty-six slides - the same as the number of chromosomes in the human genome. On your arrival you were asked to select a lantern slide card from the display in the entrance hall. Each of you has unwittingly become responsible for the quote on your card. We number less than the complete set by about six to ten people. Unselected cards mean unspoken citations in the performance. We are not numerous enough to perform the full text. I have assembled these slides from my efforts as an e-bay buyer. They were chosen to fit my current narrative inclination and set of themes, but the lantern images are uprooted from their initial narrative context. Sometimes what is depicted has been forgotten, or become unrecognisable.

Publication metadata

Artist(s): Gould PE

Publication type: Artefact

Publication status: Published

Year: 2015

Description: Performance

Venue: Danielle Arnaud

Location: London, UK

Type of Work: performance talk