Future and Form

Eleanor

Imogen Hermes Gower and Mutiny

Friday 21 - Sunday 30 May

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Human bones have been discovered in Whitefriars in Norwich.

Could they be the mortal remains of the controversial Lady Eleanor Talbot?

Using a combination of augmented reality software and audio, accessible via a specially-devised web app on your phone, Imogen Hermes Gowar’s interactive walk blurs the lines between modern and medieval Norwich, fact and fiction, faith and science, in pursuit of the real Eleanor Talbot.

As you explore the half-forgotten city of Eleanor’s time – its ruined monasteries and quiet quayside, its new builds jostling with ancient walls – you will discover history in process. Who writes the past, and how? Where do we get our facts, and what happens when they’re disproved? And can cutting-edge science really transform what we know about this overlooked woman?

Walk with Imogen Hermes Gowar as she seeks to bring Eleanor back to life through fiction, historical documents, and the results of extraordinary new archaeological research. Who was Eleanor Talbot? And what really happened to her?

What conclusion will you draw?

Part podcast, part novel, part diary, this ground breaking combination of historical fiction and archaeological breakthrough invites the ‘reader’ to observe the story-writing process as it happens. The walk, which can be taken alone or in a group, at any time of day, is brought to life with geolocative AR and an authentic score by early music specialist Jean-Pierre Rasle.

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This event is part of University of East Anglia’s Future and Form programme

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Important information

Age guidance: 13+ (in line with the minimum age restriction on most social media platforms)

Accessibility: This work relies on geolocated audio so is not suitable for D/deaf or hard of hearing audiences. A transcript of the work will be available at futureandform.net.

This work is designed as a walk along a designated circular route around Norwich. We will provide information regarding any accessibility issues along the route. The story can also be enjoyed virtually from home using online maps.

Tickets: This is a non-ticketed event

This event will be available online from 21 May

This work, generously supported by Arts Council England, is part of the UEA’s ‘Future and Form’ series of works designed to explore the interface between contemporary literature and creative technology.

 

 

 

 

Writer: Imogen Hermes Gower

This work, generously supported by Arts Council England, is part of the UEA’s ‘Future and Form’ series of works designed to explore the interface between contemporary literature and creative technology.

 

 

 

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