STREETS FOR ELEPHANT MAN 2012

Streets fOr Elephant Man

at the age of 13-15 (c1875-77) Joseph Merrick worked here in a cigar factory until his hands were no longer able to complete the tasks he was employed to do. It is now a department store

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50 Lee Street/Lee Circle, where Joseph was born 1862

STREETS FOR ELEPHANT MAN: Oct/Nov 2012 @ LCB Depot Leicester UK

Light wire, paint, barrier tape, mirror ,speaker and sound

STREET OF ELEPHANT MAN 2

Opening invite/flyer, illustrates Leicester City centre with primary ring road that emulates the shape of Josephs skull. It was in this area that Joseph lived, worked and had is first show as a curiosity. It is also were his mother was said to be knocked over by an elephant while pregnant with Joseph on Humberstone Gate

LCB POSTER 1 Vernissage  (click to open)

SIGHT: light wire,paint,UV paint,barrier tape…John +air

SOUND:motion activated soundscape…Jas Singh

SYSTEM:opening and closing performance with British Phonographic Society…Myke Taylor

Night

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Royal Phonographic Society  perform 'Humberstone Gate 1862'

Royal Phonographic Society perform ‘Humberstone Gate 1862’

 

Day

LCB Poster 2 fermeture

LCB POSTER 2 FERMETURE

IMG_0238 2SOEM3_0295 2SFEM1_1889 2SFEM_Mirror for Merrick and Antipode_SFEMSOEM5_0294SOEM6_0489Walter Dehnen, Astrophysicist

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