Public Record

Justin Hopper (US)
Scanner (UK)

Tue 25 Oct 2016, Wed 26 Oct 2016, Thu 27 Oct 2016, Fri 28 Oct 2016, Sat 29 Oct 2016

Ipswich Museum

Justin Hopper, I Made Some Low Inquiries, Photo by Guido Mencari


Ghosts haunt the language of the past, locked inside the words, objects and images we store away for safekeeping. Cut into that language and these ghosts, and their premonitions, might escape.

Public Record is a recorded audio tour of Ipswich Museum, guiding the listener through unseen connections and subtle hauntings. New poetry and music created from the Museum’s own archives and collections takes the listener in tangential directions, resurrecting forgotten lives through texts and objects.

Public Record releases the language of the past that it might haunt us with a vision of the future.

Justin Hopper is an American writer living on the Essex/Suffolk border. His work explores the intersection of place, memory and myth. The poetry performance I Made Some Low Inquiries debuted at SPILL 2015, and is now available from Eighth Climate recordings. The Old Weird Albion is published by Penned in the Margins in December of 2016.

Robin Rimbaud, alias Scanner, is a composer and artist whose work traverses the experimental terrain between sound, space and image. Recent works include scores for Dutch National Ballet and Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris, and sound installations at the National Trust’s Cliveden House and Croatia’s Rijeka Airport.

  • Presented by SPILL Festival of Performance, in partnership with Colchester + Ipswich Museums

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