The People’s Library is a contemporary artwork with a uniquely Tasmanian library at its core. Over 150 authors bring this performance library to life through readings, discussions and live events. Join us throughout September where a groundswell of public telling awaits.
It is the morning of the Sculptor’s execution. The unnamed narrator has come for her heart, which she’s hidden in a glass jar beneath a loose floorboard in the local chapel. It still beats and seems to be growing. As the funeral procession winds through the city, the narrator recounts the story of her work at the city’s bathhouse, and the different kinds of love she holds for the Sculptor and the Gravedigger. All the while she asks: What is love? Against a backdrop of civil revolt against the city’s duplicitous mayor, The Fetish tells a story of love, ambition, art, loneliness and the eternal struggle between security and desire.
ACQUISITION COLOUR # 32. VERDITTER BLUE †
is Berlin blue, with a small portion of verdigris green.
† adapted from Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours (1814)