GORDON MCKENNA
Rules and Regs at The Bluecoat, Liverpool, 24 - 25 September 2009
Turtle
Artist's website: www.gordonmckenna.co.uk
Turtle, tortoise, terrapin?
Different animals are called turtles, tortoises, or terrapins in different varieties of English. Although the word turtle is widely used to describe all members of the order Testudines.

On arriving in Liverpool I was struck by the visible development of the city centre. This visible progress translated into a search for the point at which the new Liverpool meets the old. I began my explorations for the Rules and Regs project by photographing the outermost edges of the new Liverpool 1 development. Inspired by the ideas set up in the rule that you live on a stage, Turtle is a visualisation of this meeting point where the progressive and international image of Liverpool meets an interpersonal idea of home and belonging....

Photos by Alexandra Wolkowicz
© 2009 Alexandra Wolkowicz and Rules and Regs