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John and Michael: The Chemical History of a Candle

Lookup NU author(s): Giles Bailey


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John and Michael (The Chemical History of a Candle) is a performance which was created at Flat Time House. It takes as its starting point a brief moment in a video shot by Laure Prouvost of John Latham giving a tour through his home when he pauses by a bookcase and extracts a few books. Among these is Michael Faraday’s 1861 book of lectures for young people, The Chemical History of a Candle. Responding to Latham’s unorthodox and sculptural treatment of books, the contents page of this series of six lectures on the chemistry and physics of flames given at the Royal Institution serves as a choreographic score.

Publication metadata

Performer(s)/Choreographer(s): Bailey G

Publication type: Performance

Publication status: Published

Venue: Flat Time House

Location: London, UK

Year: 2015

Duration: 10 minutes

Media of Output: performance