Current | Future
Public Record: Estuary
Documentary poems written from 19th-century reports of sea disasters in the Thames Estuary near Southend and Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, and experienced as audio performances on a walk around Leigh. Debuts November, 2013, as part of the Shorelines festival of the sea. Also includes a piece created with year-5 students to debut as part of On The Line, a show of railway inspired artwork by Essex kids in Summer, 2013.
Fourth River: Ley Line
An audio poem cycle based on work done for the Ley Line show in 2012. Poems of and about Pittsburgh and its South Oakland neighborhood. To be released as an album download as part of the Contraphonic Sound Series. Includes found sound, music by Host Skull, liner-note art by Lisa Toboz, and poems read by Justin Hopper and grand-dame of English folk music, Shirley Collins.
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Past | Ongoing
Imagining the Landscape
A five-week course at Tate Britain looking the British landscape through the lens of contemporary psychogeographers and new-nature writers, using the Tate’s collections to explore how societal changes are reflected in artists’ imagination of our environment.
The City & the City: Artwork by London Writers
A curated show of cross-disciplinary artwork by writers whose work examines the idea of “the city” in modern, placeless life. Included Caroline Bergvall, Rod Dickinson & Tom McCarthy, Rachel Lichtenstein, Chris Petit & Iain Sinclair, and Sukhdev Sandhu. Curated by Justin Hopper.
Ley Line at Assemble Gallery
An artist-curated show of work created from a series of conceptual walks across Pittsburgh’s South Oakland neighborhood. Included Ashley Andrykovitch, Nina Marie Barbuto, David Bernabo & Host Skull, Justin Hopper, Anne Roecklein, Lisa Toboz, and Emily Walley. Curated by Justin Hopper & Emily Walley. Spin-off work to be released in 2013.
Public Record: Pittsburgh
Documentary poems written from 19th-century Pittsburgh crime reports and experienced as audio performances in the sites of the original events via mobile phone.
Public Record: Pittsburgh (book)
The handmade book of Public Record’s poems includes original illustrations by seven Pittsburgh artists, ‘tipped-in’ as individual prints.
Acts of Enclosure
Work about cultural fragmentation and the forced obsolescence of the public sphere, created through the Dislocations series of live and online conversations.
Music | Audio Works
A chronology of music projects and other audio-based works, including lots of free downloads.