Unearthings

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Abstract

An interactive installation which invited visitors to explore the tent of some nameless explorer who is now elsewhere. The tent is littered with the detritus of his (for he is a he) of his travels. Amongst these is a skull, which is not a skull although it holds the form of skull. This skull itself is from elsewhere, found amongst the litter of things held in storage in the Edinburgh College of Art. In the explorer’s tent it once again finds strange company and invites the contemplation of the question of who or what this thing is, and the various processes real and imagined by which we come to possess the remains of another person.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2015
EventRemains, Waste, Metonymy "a critical intervention into Arts/Scholarship", - British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: 24 Oct 201424 Oct 2014

Conference

ConferenceRemains, Waste, Metonymy "a critical intervention into Arts/Scholarship",
CountryKenya
CityNairobi
Period24/10/1424/10/14

Keywords

  • materaility
  • postcolonial
  • human remains
  • Archaeology
  • Anthropology
  • colonial
  • exploration

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