I, Penguin

    Research output: Non-textual outputPerformance


    'I, Penguin' is a performance by Susan Diab as an animated reading of a script written after time was spent 'conversing' with a taxidermy penguin of the species 'Little Blue'. Alluding to post-humanist, New Materialist theories and drawing on the 'vegan poetics' of Anat Pick, the performance shows its audience insights gleaned by the author into what it means to look at an object in a museum which was once a living creature. ( Susan Diab)

    On the 16th November 2017, the Booth Museum hosted a sell-out late event ‘Uncovering the Muse’, as part of its MUPI relationship with the University of Brighton. This event brought together academics from across the university, whose brief was to investigate the Booth collection and develop a talk or workshop aimed at the public. Our wonderful presenters were:
    Dr Marcus Winter (Computer Science), Ross Adamson/Digital Storytelling Collective (Media), Susan Diab (Critical Fine Art Practice) and Dr Rachel White (Biology).
    (From event report by Craig Jordan-Baker)
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2017


    • Performance
    • Visual Art
    • Writing
    • Autoethnography
    • Museum Studies
    • Interdisciplinarity


    Dive into the research topics of 'I, Penguin'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this