Erdos Bacon number
Erdös-Bacon number is about a system of measurement which describes the closeness of mathematicians to the entertainment industry. Two subjects move from descriptions of their past careers as both performers and mathematicians. It is a work full of mathematical and theatrical detail that looks at how we build identity through our choice of profession. As the job market becomes increasingly flexible where can we locate a coherent sense of identity? The body is offered up as the location for this coherence. Actual biographical detail, merges with a theatrical framing device, to site the work somewhere between fiction and non-fiction.