Of all the people in
all the world
Cathedral 5-9th February
photos by Steve Tanner
'Of All The People In
All The World' uses grains of rice to bring formally abstract
statistics to startling and powerful life.
Each grain of rice = one person and you are invited to compare the one
grain that is you to the millions that are not. Over a period of days a
team of performers carefully weigh out quantities of rice to represent a
host of human statistics:
- the populations of towns and cities
- the number of doctors, the number of soldiers
- the number of people born each day, the number who die
- all the people who have walked on the moon
- deaths in the holocaust.
The statistics are arranged in labelled piles creating an ever changing
landscape of rice. The statistics and their juxtapositions can be
moving, shocking, celebratory, witty and thought provoking'.
http://www.stanscafe.co.uk/ofallthepeople/index.html for more
Thanks to Colin