Common Salt

Published: 23 August 2023

Monday 9 October - Tuesday 10 October

3pm - 4.30pm, Monday 9 October
12pm - 1.30pm, Tuesday 10 October
Hunterian Museum 
Tickets £6/£8

Common Salt is a performance around a table – a ‘show and tell’.

It explores the colonial, geographical history of England and India taking an expansive and emotional time-travel, from the first Enclosure Act and the start of the East India Company in the 1600s, to 21st century narratives of trade, empire and culture.

Sue and Sheila activate insights into our shared past, laying out a ‘home museum’ of objects and stories; of the Great Hedge of India, of borders, and collections – all accompanied by original Shruti box laments.

Common Salt is a reckoning; the interconnectedness between history and global power, artefact and trade, nature and memory is hidden in plain sight.


First published: 23 August 2023

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