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12. Large Eagle Dropping Left, Beyond in Descent (7) LINEAGE


Performance | Group Event

Full English Curated by Dateagle, Platform, London, 2019



Photos: Liz Gorman


12. Large Eagle Dropping Left, Beyond in Descent (7) LINEAGE was written in response to FULL ENGLISH a group show curated by Dateagle aiming to re-envisage a more broad and true definition of what Englishness is. Large Eagle Dropping Left... is an experimental text, borrowing its title from a cryptic crossword clue and Cecil The Caterpillar from a British short story, to wiggle through a series of ideas around: a 21st century personality, celestial ancestral spirits, DNA, tree roots, cosmic black pudding and philosophical plays with ground - fore & back, whilst eating the world dry. The work is an exploration of imagined and mixed up histories and characters taken from English short stories, with pronunciation and rhymes that spread like gossip in regional towns, collecting different meanings as details shape shift through the physical, metaphysical and metaphorical. The text forms a performance reading in the shape of an expanded pop-up book. Pop-up techniques and devices animate the board, with objects and movement standing for different ideas in text e.g. foreground and background patterns and a wiggly line linking DNA strands, waves, Cecil and Cecil's migration.


Full English Curated by Dateagle, Platform, London, 2019
Artists: Louise Ashcroft | Takeru Brady | Beth Kettel | Richie Moment | Jade Montserrat | Kerry O’Connor | Irvin Pascal | Tom Sewell | Stasis | Rosa-Johan Uddoh

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Text:
Francesca Gavin