I, Penguin

Research output: Non-textual outputPerformance

Abstract

'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

Keywords

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

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