The Miniature Object and the Living World

I’m delighted that my article about miniature things has been published in the issue of Performance Research ‘On Animism’, edited by Carl Lavery and Mischa Twitchin.

It partly follows on from my work on scale models with the Jocelyn Herbert Archive and the National Theatre exhibition ‘Playing with Scale’. It is influenced by the thought of Jane Bennett, Teemu Paavolainen and Tim Ingold.

Also includes: Georges Perec, graphene, Gulliver’s Travels, camelids, object theatre, Elizabeth Bishop, The Borrowers,  Lincoln Centre, Edwin Lutyens and Lego.

The article can be downloaded from here:


With thanks to my companions in world-building who took me to play with Lego in the Tate Modern Turbine Hall as part of the wonderful Olafur Eliasson exhibition.