PROPOSAL FOR DIANA ECCLES, ART COLLECTION MANAGER, THE BRITISH COUNCIL, 10 SPRING GARDENS, LONDON SW1A 2ND OCTOBER 2006 2006
Peter Liversidge (1973 – )
- 29.5 X 21 CM
- TYPE WRITTEN SHEET AND ENVELOPE
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From the 1st to 30th June 2006, artist Peter Liversidge typed and posted his Proposals for the Edinburgh Festival to the Ingleby Gallery. From the sublime to the ridiculous, 105 proposals were made and sent. Whilst 2 are suspected casualties of the Great British postal service, the surviving 103 have been collated in a book published by the gallery in August 2006.
Proposals include running a dentists surgery, sweet shop or petting zoo from the gallery for the Festivals duration, the construction of a death slide from Edinburgh Castle to the Scott Monument, or the release of a flock of 5 million starlings over the city - and many other fantastical suggestions besides. A number of equally wonderful but slightly more possible suggestions will be realized by the artist and the Ingleby Gallery throughout the festival. These include the planting of vegetables on Calton Hill, the dressing of gallery staff in the costumes of woodland creatures and the re-creation of a gin proposal previously held at the artist’s exhibitions in Caracas, Blackpool, Lausanne, London and Canterbury.