Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll
Cooks New Clothes

Cook's New Clothes  is a collaborative project led by Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll with Keren Ruki and participants, Simon Layton, Ruby Hoette, Ludovica Fales,  Nikolaus Gansterer, Kirill Burlov and Mo'ong amongst others. 250 years after the 'First Voyage' of James Cook to the Pacific, Cook's New Clothes marks the occasion in September 1768 when Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander (the voyage artist) boarded the Endeavour ship in Plymouth. The installation will coincide with a procession on the banks of the River Tamar, including a naval uniform made out of dingo fur and a Maori cloak woven from plastics, gathered from the Pacific Ocean. The walk from the Royal William Yard to Devil's Point, Procession for Tupaia, is a participatory performance marking the death of the Polynesian star navigator, Tupaia, who helped Cook reach Aoteroa (New Zealand) in 1769. As part of the processional performance an orchestra of trash instruments (Limbah Berbunyi, composed by Mo'ong) accompanies the carrying of objects, walking and playing sounds with the artists. The procession will follow a performance lecture, Stubbs’ Dingo, where Jessyca Hutchens and Tamara Murdock will speak to George Stubbs’ Portrait of a Large Dog, presenting stories of the Dingo that both pre-date and follow the paintings creation and the invasion of Australia. The first Procession for Tupaia took place a week earlier in Greenwich, London.

Royal William Yard Opened in 1835, occupying 16 acres of purpose-designed buildings at Devil’s Point, where the River Tamar meets Plymouth Sound, this was the main victualling yard for the Royal Navy for more than 150 years, until its closure in 1992. In recent times, in what is the largest collection of Grade 1-listed former military buildings in Europe, has been redeveloped by Urban Splash.