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Down House, Luxted Rd, Downe, Orpington BR6 7JT
Inspired by Charles Darwin's lesser-known theory of emotions, Jo Pearl explores what emotions look like and feel like, responding also to the show's historic setting at English Heritages' Down House, the family home of Darwin. Using emotional ceramic portraiture and stop-frame clay animation, the installation explores the six emotions that Darwin defined as fundamental to human evolution: happiness, sadness, surprise, fear, anger and disgust.
Central to the installation is a stop-frame animated portrait of Darwin's Great great grandson, William Pryor expressing the six emotions that his forebear defined as universally understood from Portsmouth to Papua New Guinea.