Emerge (2000)

A site-specific durational performance installation – Sarah Spanton presented duets disrupting/enhancing the shopping experience. Performers interact with the audience – physically merging and separating as they glide between 4 floors of Waterstones Bookshop, Albion Street, Leeds.

‘The first time they arrived at least one of them was upside down. She was clambering all the way around the interior of the lift, methodically climbing the walls. Her coarse red felt dress was moulting as it brushed against the carpet.’ Lynn Turner, Journal of Visual Culture Vol 1, No 3.

Image Credits: Lizzie Coombes