Mission to the Land of Misplaced Words

Tate Modern, London, London, United Kingdom

Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 12:30 to 21:30

Which words have you misplaced and what memories do they carry?

As part of Tate Britain's Turbine Festival, the Mission // Misplaced Memory crew are docking the Sugar Ship for their second mission. This time the Data Thieves will delve into the memory of Britain's misplaced words.

Language is memory vocalised. We can trace where we have been through the words we use and it is the job of the young to lay down new tracks. This mission will explore the cultural memories encoded in the English language.

Visit the crew on-board the Sugar Ship, a visual sonic laboratory and contribute your own remembered words to the data bank. Participate in a live Discussion with linguist, Dr Sue Fox and stay on to hear the closing performance featuring a spoken word round-up by poet Caleb Femi and a live mixed soundscape by dubmorphology.

The Data Thieves are a collaborative team of artists, curators and facilitators who travel through space and time in their sonic laboratory retrieving the misplaced memories of the universe. The Data Thieves are writer/curator Gaylene Gould, sonic artists Dubmorphology and honorary Data Thief, poet Caleb Femi.

12:30 Sugar Ship lands
14:00 Dr Sue Fox interview
21:00 Ship's Log performance


Gaylene Gould (WriteTalkListen) (United Kingdom), dubmorphology (United Kingdom)
United Kingdom
Tate Modern, Bankside, London, London, SE1 9TG