Borrow Me was an event that offered library users a collection of performances titled after library items and activities. During regular opening hours, labelled performers stood amongst the shelves of books and CDs, making themselves available for browsing and borrowing.
As each performer was checked out by their borrower at the main desk, their designated barcode was scanned and loan history updated. On a short or long loan, the one-on-one interactions were played out amongst the aisles, tables and chairs, lending a human twist to the eveyday life of the library hall.
Thanks to the performers: Copier Stephen Adu-Antoh, Dancer Adam Caulton, Gossiper Abiola Agbosasa, Page Turner Maria Scialdone, Reader Lily Archbutt, Recommender Tim Jeeves, Silencer Amanda Potts, Singer JJ Gayle, Sleeper Tom Morris, Storyteller Federica Lazzarini and Table Dancer Jean-Baptiste Ingold.
With thanks to: Mark Wilsher, Ann Lawlor, Erica Fredricksson, Linda Foster, Kate Scobie, Sandra Agard, Len Davies and the staff and users of Peckham Library.