Deception Island

Sat 30 Oct

Multiple days : The Forum

Exhibition Talk
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Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF

Poetry, sound and film will transport you to Deception Island, a tiny volcanic caldera in the Antarctic Ocean.

Step inside an exact replica of an Antarctic hut and be transported to Deception Island, a tiny caldera in the Antarctic Ocean, battered by the fiercest seas in the world and shaken by volcanic activity. Here the rusting remains of industrial whaling and a seabed littered with whalebones testify to mankind’s greed and brutality - but the island is also an outpost of scientific exploration, a witness to human attentiveness and fortitude.  

This brand-new poetry installation from Story Machine and Elizabeth Lewis Williams will summon a place where human endeavour is set in the context of elemental conflict, a remote frontier where climate and months of winter darkness impose a kind of perpetual lockdown. 

As the ship carrying the author’s father edges through the basalt cliffs into the calmer waters of Whaler’s Bay, the island’s many voices, human and non-human, begin to speak.

Prepare to embark on an immersive poetry, sound and film expedition like nothing you have been on before.

Brought to you by Story Machine.

Cost: £5
Running time: 30 minutes

Sat 23 Oct10am, 10.40am, 11.20am, 12pm, 12.40pm, 1.20pm
Sun 24 Oct - Fri 29 OctOn the hour from 10am - 7pm
Sat 30 OctOn the hour from 10am - 3pm

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