Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Peter Greenaway's Tulse Luper Suitcases

This website 'The Tulse Luper suitcases: a personal history of uranium by Peter Greenaway' is part of the film director's work, which involves the fictitious character Henry Purcell Luper. Luper was born in Wales in 1911 and last heard of in 1989. His life is reconstructed from the evidence of 92 of his suitcases (92 is the atomic number of uranium) and set against the 20th century history of uranium. The character Luper has appeared in earlier Greenaway projects and this website is part of a network of different media relating to the character including exhibitions and DVDs. The site has three main sections: introduction, stills, and archives. The archives include a timeline, locations, categories and stories.
Link: http://www.tulselupernetwork.com/basis.html
Access: Free