About Stan’s Café: Of All The People In All The World

Of All The People In All The World uses grains of rice to bring formally abstract statistics to startling and powerful life. Each grain of rice equals one person, and visitors are invited to compare the one grain that is you to the millions that are not. Over a period of days, a team of performers carefully weigh out quantities of rice to represent a host of human statistics.

The statistics are arranged in labelled piles creating an ever changing landscape of rice. Each of the statistics represented and their juxtapositions can be moving, shocking, celebratory, witty and thought provoking. The exhibition will be adapted to its setting, and in this case will focus on showcasing Birmingham, MAC, and the local community.

With thanks to Arts Council England and players of People's Postcode Lottery for their support of this exhibition.

Of All The People In All The World, 2022. Exhibition installation photography by Tegen Kimbley.