SINK A DEATH STOP

Aberdeen, Scotland : 1986

Performance/installation at Artspace, Aberdeen, from 10am to 5.30pm non stop.

19 April 1986


 

‘The objects were placed on two levels connected by steps, on which nestled a dirty wash basin with rubber glove and balaclava. Both were positioned very carefully, as were a pair of small flip flops. The ‘stage-like’ area hosted two artificial limbs, lying on the floor in the middle, with cable loops and a suspended shoe above them. The ‘public’ part of the space accommodated a rectangular area of the floor laid over with carefully spread clothes which largely filled it. Shoes were placed at intervals around this rectangle. In the middle – several more artificial limbs. Above them – upside down pages of the Belfast Telegraph and the Irish News. The action consisted of re-arranging objects, touching things, slow movements and drawing shoes on opposite walls.’

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