We all know how insular U.Penn is with their events, it’s really the only thing that can explain how I just found out that the great Peter Greenaway is going to be visiting their campus next week for three nights worth of programming. The only info I have is below…see you there? Are we allowed?
Here are a few quick words from the Slought Foundation regarding this week’s Greenaway celebration…
The Tulse Luper Suitcases reconstructs the life of Tulse Luper, a professional writer and project-maker, caught up in a life of prisons. Luper was born in Newport, Wales in 1911. He was in Moab, Utah in 1928 when Uranium was ‘discovered’ there, and he was in Antwerp in 1939 when the Germans invaded Belgium. He was in Rome when the Americans arrived in 1944, and he met Raoul Wallenberg in Budapest in 1945 and followed him to Moscow in the 1950s. He was at an East-West German checkpoint in 1963, and presumably last heard of in 1989. His life is reconstructed from the evidence of 92 suitcases found around the world – 92 being the atomic number of the element Uranium. These suitcases tell Luper’s story from 1928 to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, sketching not so much the biography of one man as the story of a century related through some of its key events.
Slought Foundation is pleased to announce Tulse Luper in Philadelphia, the next installment of the The Tulse Luper Suitcases. The project takes the form of a city-wide collaborative installation on the occasion of Peter Greenaway’s visit to Philadelphia in April 2012, and has been organized in partnership with the Cinema Studies and Fine Arts Programs at the University of Pennsylvania. Essentially, Slought Foundation will exhibit 92 suitcases in our small storefront, as well as some fake, apocryphal & unauthenticated suitcases. It is imperative that these 92 suitcases correspond to the list provided to us by Peter Greenaway, especially suitcase #7 which features Vatican Pornography.
(the contents for each suitcase is at http://slought.org/content/11498/ )