Borrow me was an event that offered library users a collection
of performances titled after library items and activities. During
regular opening hours, labelled performers stood amongst the shelves
of books and CDs, making themselves available for browsing and borrowing.
As each performer was checked out by their borrower at the main
desk, their designated barcode was scanned and loan history updated.
On a short or long loan, the one-on-one interactions were played
out amongst the aisles, tables and chairs, lending a human twist
to the eveyday life of the library hall.
Performers: Copier Stephen Adu-Antoh,
Dancer Adam Caulton, Gossiper Abiola Agbosasa,
Page Turner Maria Scialdone,
Reader Lily Archbutt,
Recommender Tim Jeeves, Silencer
Amanda Potts, Singer JJ Gayle, Sleeper Tom Morris,
Storyteller Federica Lazzarini
Table Dancer Jean-Baptiste
With thanks to: Mark Wilsher, Ann Lawlor, Erica Fredricksson, Linda
Foster, Kate Scobie, Sandra Agard, Len Davies and the staff of Peckham
Commissioned by Peckham Pier for Camberwell