The foundations of the Saturday Museum are a comprehensive guide and index (written and self published by Peter Rowland a man with a collection of cat’s both real and ornamental) to this series of 34 book’s. The Saturday Books are an annual miscellany, published from 1941 to 1975. Edited initially by Leonard Russell and from 1952 by John Hadfield. The Saturday Museum is a work in progress so far we have established that it is a nomadic museum. It wanders from place to place. It’s purpose is to share/collaborate with people through a process of play. It arrives with no fixed idea our predetermined outcome. It is conscious of not knowing and of being a stranger. It looks, listens, gathers and collects. It's current interests are exits & entrances, swings and things that go round.
FLOW (film/ lecture/ workshop/ other)- SUPER CALA Hosted by Lucy Steggals (and The Saturday Museum) A FLOW to accompany the exhibition SUPER CALA exploring carousels/ calesitas and things that go round.
Including- Chair-O-Plane a film by Geoffrey Jones/ Guest artist Paul O’Kane/ Audio recordings by a former carousel maker and a chair o plane operator/ A Portable roundabout/ Recall the Carousel a poem by Laura Kasischke/ Music from Mary Poppin’s/ A short History of Carousels and a slide show of things that go round.
The FLOW will be followed by a screening of La Ronde. A 1950’s film directed by Max Ophüls and based on Arthur Schnitzler’s 1897 play of the same name. The title means “the round-dance”.