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Some Patterns of Current


Free. Hampton Library is open daily (closed on Thursdays).

What is the pattern that connects the crab to the lobster and the primrose to the orchid, and all of them to me, and me to you?
Gregory Bateson

Exploring ideas of flow – of water, of information, of gesture – artist collective straybird have been in residence at Hampton Library in order to create a new installation for their Dance in Libraries commission.

Working with what’s been lost and found, straybird have uncovered prolific, local authoress Winifred Graham (1873 —1950) and two former occupants of Hampton’s Rose Hill building: the celebrated Tenor, John Beard, (1717-1791) and MP and campaigner for public libraries, William Ewart, (1798 – 1869). Delving into forgotten histories of people and objects as well as more current preoccupations of reform and exchange has led straybird to create an intriguing, multifaceted sound and image work for library users and visitors.

Artist talk
Saturday 15 November, 2pm

Join straybird artists in conversation as they discuss some patterns of thought and some elements of research that relate to their project for Hampton Library. 


Date and time

8 November – 7 December 2014

Please note
This is now a past event.


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