Passage #06: I counted them all in…

Verne countingFor security reasons, we are logging everyone in and out of the exhibition using a stamp. You get a ‘VR’ stamp on your way in, and another on exit. Yes, I too thought that ‘VR’, which is found above the south entrance to the prison, must have something to do with Verne, but not so: Victoria Regina. As for the reference to Brian Hanrahan’s report from the Falklands “I counted them all out and I counted them all back”, it is not so far fetched. Graham, who is in charge of security for ‘Passage’ served in the Falklands and his accommodation was a floating container ship which ended up in Portland harbour as a floating prison many years later. Just one of the many unexpected connections that the Verne has provided during my residency.

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