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.