Thing no.1

2006

Watching the monkeys in London Zoo, fascinated by the speed with which they swing through their cage, how one hand reaches into space for a rung as the other hand lets go behind and how they momentarily float through air – screeching with fear and excitement.

The chase stops and I realise that I’m alone – just cages and animals in a grey winter light. All I can do is stay here with the monkeys – hooting and laughing.