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A Life in Diagrams (the Book): A Photo-Essay

In 1993 artist Sally J. Morgan began developing a series of performances/ installations entitled A Life in Diagrams (numbers 1–5) which were shown in developing iterations at: Dartington Hall, Devon, UK; the ICA in London; Le Belluard/Bollwerk International Festival in Fribourg Switzerland; and the Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol. Audiences entered a non-gallery, non-theatre space. There […]

Commemoration and Moral Choice in the Travails of the Bomb-Aimer’s Daughter

This article/photo essay examines Sally J. Morgan’s 2013 work, The Travails of the Bomb Aimer’s Daughter, a performance/installation that unfolded over a week at Wellington’s Performance Arcade Festival. Acting as a kind of ‘denkmal’ or commemorative provocation, the piece interacted with the audience in ways that unsettled viewers’ expectations and demanded moral choices. The presentation examines and discusses the installation’s […]