Octopus members John Hall, Andrew Deakin, Fern Oxley and Glenn Boulter developed POULPE as part of a short residency with Islington Mill.
The piece takes charity shop audio books collected in Cumbria and Manchester as source material for a multi-channel installation and a series of live performances. Creating a variable audio collage from fragments of throwaway fiction, POULPE was presented on
Islington Mill’s upper floors during the Merzman cabaret on
Saturday the 26th March 2011.
POULPE was commissioned by Littoral as part of
MERZMAN: Kurt Schwitters in the North West