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Public Record: Ipswich

by Scanner + Justin Hopper



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 was 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 took 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.

You can watch an edited version of the work in situ here



released January 8, 2016

Words: Justin Hopper
Music: Robin Rimbaud

Commissioned by SPILL festival of performance this work was experienced at Ipswich Museum in the UK 2016


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Scanner London, UK

Robin Rimbaud - Scanner is an artist and composer working in London. Since 1991 he has been intensely active in sonic art, producing concerts, installations and recordings, the albums Mass Observation (1994), Delivery (1997), and The Garden is Full of Metal (1998). His work has been presented throughout the United States, South America, Asia, Australia and Europe. ... more


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