Who and Where You Really Are, NN Contemporary Art, June 2014
As part of NN Contemporary Art’s Jonbar Archaeology project, I worked with the poets Ryan Van Winkle and Katherine Leyton to create a walking poetry tour of Northampton. A blurb from the poets:
What if you were never born? What if your grandmother was thrown from a horse or your grandfather burned in a factory fire? Would you be a ghost, or just a dream of a ghost? With sounds recorded and collaged from various locales by Jonathan Prior and poems by Katherine Leyton & Ryan Van Winkle this sometimes surreal, sometimes contradictory, sometimes emotional tour explores the divergent and fabricated histories of a Northampton character who might not even exist.
The project works best listening to it in situ (details here), but you can listen to the whole tour below. Many thanks to NN Contemporary Art for commissioning the project.
Stop 1 (NN Contemporary Art)
Stop 2 (The Guildhall)
Stop 3 (The Grosvenor Centre)
Stop 4 (Passageway)
Stop 5 (The Church of the Holy Sepulchre)
Stop 6 (The Factories)
Stop 7 (St. Giles Church)
Stop 8 (Marina)