The Escaped Zoo – with Sam Skinner
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This piece was a concept Sam and I developed for Mercy’s project in the Liverpool City Council ‘Shops Up Front’ programme. Stretching across two windows in the old Lewis’ building in Liverpool The Escaped Zoo is a re-working of a …

This piece was a concept Sam and I developed for Mercy’s project in the Liverpool City Council ‘Shops Up Front’ programme.


Stretching across two windows in the old Lewis’ building in Liverpool
The Escaped Zoo is a re-working of a page of type for a ‘street’ context.
By layering up levels of text and imagery, 
and playing with the textural nature of his medium,
Sam Skinner has created a piece which reflects the ‘layers of meaning’
and physically reproduces the themes of paranoia and wildness in my poem.

I am interested here in the manifestation of imaginary space in real space, using text.

Here is the full text of the poem.