Belfast, Northern Ireland : 1978

3 hour performance with flour, walking through the streets behind the Art College.

November 1978

MacLennan walks silently, dressed in black, with face painted white and a bag of flour suspended from the neck.

‘A strange apparition – a human as an alien to other humans, yet perversely, sharing the notion of possession. Where others cling to their cars, parked alongside MacLennan’s path, he presents personal possession as minimal and as food. Is this the presentation of possession as nourishment?’

Text from ‘Alastair MacLennan: Is No’, ed. Stephen Snoddy, 1988.