Twenty-Eight – 28-04-2013 by Graeme Sandford

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Twenty-Eight

        

Index

 

And let’s get this right

If not, the fingers will point at you.

 

Alan

Alice

Anish

Antony

(First to forth, alphabetically, is that made clear)

Benjamin

Cornelia

Ed

Edmund

Lord Foster

(Sounds like the Dramatis Personae from Shakespeare’s, King Lear)

Hugh

Ludovico

Mary

(Do we know people of fame by a single name?

e.g. Bono, Cher, Ringo, Madonna)

Michael

Mona

Morten

Sir Nicholas

(a knight, a Sir, how do you do? It’s an honour)

Nick

Raymond

Richard

Richard

Richard

(three Dicks, a Ray, a Nick

Do names shortened thus, make you sick?)

Roger

Susan

Tacita

Sir Terence

(come, and see the system’s inherence)

Tom

Tracey

Vivienne

(twenty-eight digitally enhanced personages

To signify the talent that through their bodies rages)

 

 

 

Explanation

TWENTY EIGHT FINGERS is a collection of casts of the index fingers of creative people including visual artists, musicians, writers, animators, architects and poets; highlighting the diversity of creative thinking and practice. The piece includes the cast index fingers of Alan Bennett, Richard Billingham, Raymond Briggs, Sir Terence Conran, Richard Deacon, Tacita Dean, Ludovico Einaudi, Tracey Emin, Lord Foster, Antony Gormley, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, Mona Hatoum, Susan Hiller, Anish Kapoor, Richard Long, Hugh Masekela, Roger McGough, Morten Morland, Alice Oswald, Nick Park, Cornelia Parker, Tom Phillips, Mary Quant, Ed Ruscha, Michael Sandle, Edmund de Waal, Vivienne Westwood and Benjamin Zephaniah.

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