Until last year we were the ‘fat capital’ of Britain, but we have just been overtaken by Dudley next door. We have very bad health statistics of Glaswegian proportions and are one of the major producers of pork scratchings in the UK. – Peter Jenkins about Walsall in New Sites – New Art, Baltic 2000.
I spend time in a place that enables me to forget my own place, position and daily life. I try to erase myself in preparation for listening and for new ideas and directions… to absorb a place from the perspective of others. If I know nothing about it, it is important to me. Talking is my means of research, this is a live performance-research process. – Emily Pringle in An Architecture of Interaction, ISBN: 978-90-9022039-0