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Clarke Awards

Clarke-Award-submissions-If you didn’t already see it, the Arthur C Clarke Awards released this great photo yesterday via SFX Magazine, along with the full list of submissions to the prize.

The Arthur C. Clarke Award

is given for the best science fiction novel first published in the United Kingdom during the previous year. The award was established with a grant given by Sir Arthur C. Clarke and the first prize was awarded in 1987 to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

Last week, the Clarke Awards released a list of the novels by women that had been submitted. Award director Tom Hunter hoped that this would make ‘a positive contribution towards further raising the profile of women writers of science fiction in the UK.’ It also ties in nicely with the brilliant Joanna Walsh a.k.a. Badaude’s Readwomen2014 campaign — a year-long celebration of women’s writing — that can be followed on Twitter and/or joined by using hashtag #readwomen2014.

The Clarke Award publish the list of submissions,

as a snapshot of the current state of science fiction publishing and to help readers everywhere get a fuller understanding of the judging process before the official short list is announced in March.

I think it’s a great idea to open up this information for discussion and analysis in this way. Perhaps it is something that other literary prizes might learn from.

Screen Shot 2014-01-18 at 11.15.13Shackleton’s Man Goes South is just visible up in the top left corner of the picture, between James Lovegrove’s The Age of Voodoo and James Brogden’s Tourmaline.

Shackleton’s Man Goes South is available from the Science Museum as a free and DRM-free ebook, compatible with most devices. These are available free online and also via a touchscreen ‘ebook dispenser’ that is part of a display about the novel in the Science Museum’s Atmosphere Gallery. The Museum have also produced a limited edition paperback of the novel. Print aficionados may be interested to know that signed copies of this first paperback edition of Shackleton’s Man Goes South are currently available from the Science Museum shop for the sale price of £5.00.

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Download Shackleton’s Man Goes South directly from the Science Museum website

Read press and reviews of Shackleton’s Man Goes South

‘Like’ Shackleton’s Man Goes South on the novel’s official Facebook page

Visit the Shackleton’s Man Goes South display in the Science Museum’s Atmosphere Gallery, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD. Opening hours: 10.00 – 18.00 (last entry 17.15) every day except 24 to 26 December. 

Prizes are all we’ve got left

Screen Shot 2014-01-18 at 11.15.13It is great to hear that Shackleton’s Man Goes South has been nominated for a British Science Fiction Association award, especially because BSFA awards are nominated anonymously by members of the Association.

Shackleton’s Man Goes South is one of about fifty novels nominated. From this long-list, the BSFA shortlist is ‘drawn up from the most popular titles’, and will be released shortly.

Interestingly, another science fiction prize, the Arthur C Clarke Award, has just begun to release information about their nominations received. Unlike the BSFA Awards, nominations for the Arthur C Clarke are made by publishers, but the first announcement is made more interesting because it lists the thirty-three novels by women that have been submitted.

Arthur C Clarke award director Tom Hunter hopes that this

will be a positive contribution towards further raising the profile of women writers of science fiction in the UK and beyond. We’ll be releasing details of the full submissions list shortly, and will be encouraging readers everywhere to review and comment on the data in as many creative ways as possible.

I think this is a great idea. When I was a teenager, the late Doris Lessing’s Canopus in Argos Archives series of novels (borrowed from my then local library) were a big part of reinforcing my interest not just in science fiction, but in literature generally.

I’m pleased about the BSFA nomination for Shackleton’s Man Goes South as — obviously — it may bring the novel to the attention of readers who might not otherwise have heard of it. As review space in the broadsheets starts to get pinched, and if (as one frequently hears) orders from traditional bookshop chains are a fraction of what they were only a few years ago, I’m reminded of something that a publisher colleague said on the panel of a recent conference we were speaking at. I’m paraphrasing, but it was something like: ‘Don’t quote me on this, but prizes are all we’ve got left!’

You can download a free ebook of Shackleton’s Man Goes South in formats compatible with most devices (Kindles, iPads etc) from the Science Museum website, or you can email the novel to yourself from the touchscreen ebook dispenser that is part of the display about the book in the Museum’s Atmosphere Gallery. Shackleton’s Man Goes South was launched in April 2013, and both the free download offer and the accompanying exhibition are due to run for a whole year, until the end of April 2014.

For those who prefer print formats, there are also a few copies of the Science Museum’s beautiful paperback edition currently available at half-price in the Science Museum shop’s January sale. So if you are visiting the Museum for any of the other current exhibitions, or find yourself in the South Kensington area, pop in and grab a bargain.

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Shackleton’s Man Goes South is available free and DRM-free (in ebook formats compatible with most devices) from the Science Museum website.

An exhibition accompanying the novel runs in the Science Museum’s Atmosphere Gallery until 24 April 2014.

Press about Shackleton’s Man Goes South.

Manifesto paperback

rotm_cover_digtal-1_1Manifesto for a Republic of the Moon, is now up on the Republic of the Moon exhibition microsite. The book, which costs £3.00 from the exhibition shop, includes my short story ‘Occupy the Moon.’ Here is the blurb, plus further info about the free ebook version:

Introductory essay and edited by curator, Rob La Frenais with contributions from the exhibiting artists – Agnes Meyer-Brandis, Leonid Tishkov, Liliane Lijn, Katie Paterson, WE COLONISED THE MOON, Joanna Griffin and additional material from Tony White, Andy Gracie, Dr Ian Crawford and from the Whole Earth Catalog.

Download Manifesto for a Republic of the Moon epub (open standard for most devices including iphone, ipad, Android phones, Kobo, Sony and Nook readers).  You can also read the epub version on your desktop comptuer using various browser plugins or other applications.

 Please note that the formatting has been optimised for reading in colour using the epub format. To download the file and start reading follow these instructions:

On iphones, ipads and android devices, first install some eReader software.

  • On iphones and ipads, ibooks is most commonly used and is free
  • On android try the free FBReader or other app if you prefer

Then download the .epub file.

Manifesto for a Republic of the Moon pdf

This eBook is DRM-free – you may copy and redistribute the eBook in its entirety.

Other traditional books published by The Arts Catalyst are listed in our online Bookshop.

ISBN 9 780992 777609

Exhibition price £3 (hard copy).

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Republic of the Moon — London

10 January – 2 February 2014
Open daily, 11am-6pm
Admission free

Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf
, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH

Out of Site

Screen Shot 2014-01-14 at 13.41.16My new short story, ‘Animate Me’ has been commissioned by PEER and Animate Projects, for publication alongside four new commissions by artists that go on show from Thursday 16 January 2014.

There were dozens of them – a generation, near enough – working as ‘inbetweeners’ and cleaners-up, doing thumb-nailing or little animation tests, getting to know particular characters and ending up as animators, compositors. That’s where it all starts […] So why was I the only one in the Hawley Arms not wearing a Roger Rabbit UK crew jacket?

PEER in partnership with Animate Projects has commissioned four new moving image works to be back-projected through PEER’s gallery windows and viewed from Hoxton Street, from 3pm to 8pm Wednesday to Saturday, until 8 March 2014.

‘Animate Me’ is published as a free, A5 one-fold pamphlet, typeset by the brilliant Joe Ewart, and will be available in the gallery throughout the exhibition.

On Saturday 1 March at 4pm I am chairing a panel discussion with artists Savinder Bual, Karolina Glusiec and Margaret Salmon. This will take place at the gallery, and is free, but booking is essential. Click here to reserve your place.

Images clockwise from top left: Kota Ezawa, Paint on Glass, 2013; Savinder Bual, Wing, 2013; Margaret Salmon, Housework, 2014; Karolina Glusiec, Out of Sight, 2013

Images clockwise from top left: Kota Ezawa, Paint on Glass, 2013; Savinder Bual, Wing, 2013; Margaret Salmon, Housework, 2014; Karolina Glusiec, Out of Sight, 2013

Republic of the Moon

Screen Shot 2014-01-07 at 09.04.06I’ll be reading from my short story ‘Occupy the Moon’ on Thursday evening, at the private view of The Arts Catalyst’s exhibition Republic of the Moon — London, which has been getting some good press in the run-up to opening. Coverage includes the Space Policy blog, Wall Street Magazine and the Guardian.

Liliane Lijn, Moonmeme. Click through to go to Liliane Lijn's website.‘Occupy the Moon’ was first published online by The Arts Catalyst two years ago, having been commissioned to accompany an earlier version of the exhibition at FACT, Liverpool. The story responds in particular to the work of Agnes Meyer Brandis and — especially — Liliane Lijn’s Moonmeme (left). It was also an attempt to write a science fiction short story in the mould of those great, old, yellow-jacketed Gollancz anthologies that I loved to borrow from my local library when I was a child.

This is the first time that ‘Occupy the Moon’ has been available in print form, where it is among the writings included in A Manifesto for the Republic of the Moon. (Bibliographical info etc. to follow.)

Eagle-eyed readers will know that I have worked with Liliane Lijn and blogged about her work before.

Here’s the exhibition blurb from The Arts Catalyst’s site:

After two decades working with space dreamers from the European Space Agency to anarchist autonomous astronauts, The Arts Catalyst will transform Bargehouse into an Earth-based embassy for a Republic of the Moon, filled with artists’ fantastical imaginings. Presenting international artists including Liliane Lijn, Leonid Tishkov, Katie Paterson, Agnes Meyer Brandis, and WE COLONISED THE MOON, the exhibition combines personal encounters, DIY space plans, imaginary expeditions and new myths for the next space age.

Marking the start of its twentieth anniversary year, The Arts Catalyst will animate the exhibition with performances, workshops, music, talks, a pop-up moon shop by super/collider and playful protests against lunar exploitation.  A manifesto declaring the Moon a temporary autonomous zone, with responses from artists and scientists to novelist Tony White’s call to “occupy the Moon!” will be published in print and e-Book formats to coincide with the exhibition.

Speeches and readings will begin at Bargehouse at 7:30pm, Thursday 9 January.

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Republic of the Moon — London
Bargehouse
Oxo Tower Wharf
South Bank
London SE1 9PH
UK

10/01/2014 – 02/02/2014
11am-6pm daily, late opening 6.30-8.30pm Thursday 9 January and 6.30-10pm Thursday 16 January

There is an extensive events programme to accompany the exhibition. For more information see The Arts Catalyst website.

Antarctic negatives?

Screen Shot 2014-01-01 at 14.41.07Thanks to the anonymous British Science Fiction Association members who have nominated my novel Shackleton’s Man Goes South for a BSFA award.

Rather less pleasingly, a few news stories that have emerged over the Christmas and New Year period have seemed to echo elements of Shackleton’s Man Goes South, or to be redolent of the fictional world in which some of the novel’s action takes place. These news stories are in addition to the series of storms, gales and floods (with their attendant severe weather warnings), that have hit the UK in recent weeks. I was astonished in the early hours of Christmas Eve, for instance, when the usually highly codified language of the Shipping Forecast (broadcast at 00:48 on 24 December 2013), was interrupted by discussion of ‘a massive area of low pressure of almost unprecedented depth’ that stretched from the UK to Iceland.

First, the announcement that some extraordinary items of Shackletoniana have been discovered in Antarctica. Twenty-two cellulose nitrate negatives of photographs were found in Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s expedition hut at Cape Evans. The photographs turned out to have been taken not by Scott’s expedition photographer Herbert Ponting, but by person unknown during the occupation of the hut a few years later by members of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Ross Sea party, who used the hut as a base when they became stranded on Antarctica while attempting to lay supplies for Shackleton’s Endurance party. The terrible hardships endured by the Ross Sea party, and the deaths of Arnold Spencer-Smith, Victor Hayward and party leader Lieutenant Aeneas Mackintosh are often omitted from more triumphalist accounts of Shackleton’s expedition. See a slideshow of the photos on the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust website.

Screen Shot 2014-01-01 at 15.00.11Secondly, in an echo of the 2007 sinking of the MS Explorer, which struck an iceberg and capsized while attempting to retrace parts of Shackleton’s Endurance expedition, a Russian vessel, the MV Akademik Shokalskiy has been trapped in ice for more than a week, with seventy-four scientists, tourists and crew on board. The Australasian Antarctic Expedition 2012-14 set out to retrace the 1911-14 expedition of Douglas Mawson, conducting ‘a programme of research across the region, building on the work 100 years ago, to try to better understand present and future change in Antarctica and Southern Ocean.’ All attempts at rescue have so far failed, and yesterday the BBC speculated that at least one of the rescue vessels — the Chinese vessel Xue Long — had itself become stuck in ice. Back in 2007-8, Dr John Shears of the British Antarctic Survey told me that the passengers and crew rescued from the MS Explorer had been ‘lucky to survive’. One hopes that those trapped on the Shokalskiy share that luck. (Note: Thankfully, 24-hours after I posted this, Chris Turney posted this video clip: ‘The first of the helicopters to take us home!’)

Shackleton’s Man Goes South, square thumbnailThirdly, an article published by the Nation reports the views of a number of scientists who fear that climate change may be both far worse and much more sudden than anticipated, to create what one of those interviewed (John Nissen, chairman of the Arctic Methane Emergency Group) describes as an “instant planetary emergency.” Dahr Jamail’s article for the Nation is a must-read, and it echoes the suggestions of scientists that I’ve interviewed, that IPCC forecasts, however grim-sounding, have been underestimative, best-case scenarios. Another article, published in Nature and widely reported on New Year’s Eve, backs this up, suggesting that (in the words of the Guardian newspaper’s Damian Carrington):

Temperature rises resulting from unchecked climate change will be at the severe end of those projected, according to a new scientific study. The scientist leading the research said that unless emissions of greenhouse gases were cut, the planet would heat up by a minimum of 4C by 2100, twice the level the world’s governments deem dangerous.

In the most alarming echo of Shackleton’s Man Goes South, Dahr Jamail’s Nation article quotes atmospheric and marine scientist Ira Leifer, who says:

“Some scientists are indicating we should make plans to adapt to a 4C world,” [ ... ] “While prudent, one wonders what portion of the living population now could adapt to such a world, and my view is that it’s just a few thousand people [seeking refuge] in the Arctic or Antarctica.”

My novel Shackleton’s Man Goes South follows Emily and Jenny, refugees who are trying to reach the safety of  Antarctica. In the slang of their post-melt world, Emily and Jenny are refugees known as ‘mangoes’, a corruption of the saying ‘man go south’. Emily and Jenny’s journey purposely echoes not only Sir Ernest Shackleton’s heroic escape, but those of many contemporary migrants. Even having written about just such a world, I am still surprised and shocked to read Leifer’s vision of the future: ‘a few thousand people [seeking refuge] in the Arctic or Antarctica’.

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Shackleton’s Man Goes South is available free and DRM-free (in ebook formats compatible with most devices) from the Science Museum website.

An exhibition accompanying the novel runs in the Science Museum’s Atmosphere Gallery until 24 April 2014.

Press about Shackleton’s Man Goes South.
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Piranesi-esque

Here is a quick link to Karen Regn’s excellent review (for the Manchester sustainability portal, Platform) of my event last week at Manchester Literature Festival. It’s a great piece, and Karen has really engaged with Shackleton’s Man Goes South:

White’s novel is structured with a converging dual narrative in which a fact-based strand telling of the discovery of an “overlooked” short story, written in 1911 by polar explorer and scientist George Clarke Simpson, plays off and adds tension to what White calls the “melodrama”, a tale of refugees fleeing south, who are undertaking Shackleton’s journey in reverse. In this second strand, Emily and daughter Jenny are traveling to meet John, Emily’s husband, who has gone ahead to find work. They travel with Browning, a sailor who has already saved their lives more than once. In the slang of their post-melt world, Emily and Jenny are known as “mangoes”, a corruption of the saying “man go south”.

The dual structure reflects White’s belief that science and human experience are inextricably linked … 

Karen Regn is also a photographer and took this fantastic shot of me in mid-reading, framed by the beautifully lit and Piranesi-esque stairs and vaults of Manchester Museum’s Life Gallery.

Photo: © Karen Regn, 2013

Photo: © Karen Regn, 2013

Interestingly, Karen also uses the review to discuss the Festival’s policy and approaches to climate change and sustainability. Issues that may be of interest to artists and audiences just as much as arts organisations. Karen points out that:

Manchester Literature Festival organisers chose White’s novel as part [of an] ecologically-minded commitment to sustainability in the hopes that through this event and others of climate change-themed literature audiences will engage with sustainability agendas.

I was really impressed with Manchester Literature Festival’s use of Twitter to promote the event to climate change and other environmental interest groups and networks, as well as to the Manchester Museum Book Club who had chosen the novel for their September read. The Festival also collaborated with event sponsors Gaeia, who held an ethical investment workshop earlier in the day. The event was very well chaired by novelist Gregory Norminton, editor of the Beacons short story collection, which I am now looking forward to reading. I enjoyed my visit enormously.

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Shackleton’s Man Goes South is available free and DRM-free from the Science Museum at http://bit.ly/ShMGSth

A London event at the Science Museum at 2pm on Thursday 24 October has been organised by future-publishing consultants The Literary Platform. Booking is essential, and the modest ticket price of £15.00 includes a tour of my exhibition and a signed copy of the limited edition paperback. Info and booking here.

Future-publishing Field Trip with TLP

D132402I’m delighted that future-publishing consultancy The Literary Platform have made Shackleton’s Man Goes South, my Science Museum novel and accompanying exhibition (see detail, right) the destination for the second in a series of fact-finding field trips they are organising and which are open to anyone who is interested.

The field trips are cheaply-ticketed and offer ‘a chance to get out and see project work talked through by the project makers themselves.’ Their previous visit was to Memory Palace by Hari Kunzru at the V&A.

Here is the blurb about the field trip from the TLP site:

Shackleton’s Man Goes South is the new novel by Tony White published by the Science Museum earlier this year. This thought-provoking new work of fiction is the Science Museum’s 2013 Atmosphere commission, published as part of the Contemporary Arts Programme. The novel is accompanied by a display in the Museum’s Atmosphere Gallery charting some of the scientific and literary inspiration behind the novel, that runs until spring 2014. In a central innovation visitors can use a dedicated touchscreen that is part of the display, to email themselves a free ebook of the novel in formats compatible with most devices.

Shackleton’s Man Goes South, square thumbnailJoining me to talk about Shackleton’s Man Goes South, to show participants around the display, and to demo our innovative touch-screen fulfilment point, will be Sarah Harvey, the Science Museum’s Assistant Curator of the Media Space and Arts Programme.

Sarah was production manager for Shackleton’s Man Goes South, so we will be able to talk about the commissioning process, the various collaborations involved (including with celebrated British designer Jake Tilson), as well as ‘future-publishing’ aspects, including the kinds of detailed audience data that we were able to draw upon in devising the innovative publication method, etc.

The registration price also includes a free signed paperback of Shackleton’s Man Goes South, and the tour will end (literally) behind the scenes at the Museum, as we take the back stairs over to the Science Museum’s Dana Centre cafe, to continue the conversations over tea and cake.

Earlier this year I wrote about collaboration for TLP’s sister project The Writing Platform. I have also taken part in a couple of conference panels organised by them: last year’s Writing in the Digital Age conference and the Newcastle Writers’ Conference 2013. Long-short, TLP are great, so if you are interested in finding out more about them, and/or chatting to an interesting bunch of people in informal settings about opportunities and challenges presented by the futures of publishing, then do please join us.

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Shackleton’s Man Goes South : TLP Field Trip to Science Museum

Thursday, 24 October 2013 from 14:00 to 16:00

The Science Museum, London

Registration £15 (includes signed limited edition paperback of Shackleton’s Man Goes South)

Full info and booking via The Literary Platform’s eventbrite page

#Paperbackbookday

Strange Horizons just ran a very positive short review by Niall Harrison of Shackleton’s Man Goes South, which concludes that ‘it’s certainly the most distinctive and formally creative novel I’ve read this year.’

Harrison then deadpans a favourable comparison (and grouping) of Shackleton’s Man Goes South with ‘the year’s second museum exhibition science-fictional tie-in literary experiment’, Hari Kunzru’s very well received Memory Palace novella and exhibition currently at the V&A.

Shackleton's Man Goes South, paperback in display case (showing Jake Tilson’s logotype on the cover), Atmosphere Gallery. Image: Science Museum

Shackleton’s Man Goes South, paperback in display case. Image: Science Museum

Programme notes — audiobook extract #2

The Science Museum have released the second of three free audiobook extracts of Shackleton’s Man Goes South on their SoundCloud page. All of the audiobook extracts are framed by a short musical theme composed by Jamie Telford.

missorts_phone_simulationSharp-eyed readers will know that Jamie and I have worked together before. Most recently he composed eight amazing new works, the Portwall Preludes, especially for the 100-year-old Harrison and Harrison pipe organ in St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol. I commissioned these works from Jamie to form the backdrop and accompaniment for Missorts, my permanent soundwork and GPS-triggered app for the Redcliffe area of Bristol which launched at the end of last year. The Preludes are geo-located to form a kind of musical patchwork that overlays the area of the app (delineated in lighter grey on this iPhone screen simulation) and through which the user/listener walks, cutting from one prelude to another as they do so, and creating their own mix in the process.

© 2012 Max McClure, courtesy Situations

© 2012 Max McClure, courtesy Situations

There is a fascinating short interview with Jamie about his role in Missorts in David Bickerstaff’s great new short documentary about the project, which has just been released by Situations. There he describes the Portwall Preludes as ‘programmatic’ — further explaining for the non-specialist (like me) that, ‘what I mean by programmatic is that they’ve got titles that suggest what the music may contain.’

Take a listen to Jamie’s beautiful, lilting and gloriously wonky ‘House of Mercy’ and you may begin to see what he means. Now imagine listening to ‘House of Mercy’ in situ, as you climb back up Guinea Street from Phoenix Wharf and the Ostrich pub, past the derelict Georgian and Victorian buildings of the former Bristol General Hospital, and the idea of it being programmatic really takes off: with Missorts, the ‘extra-musical material’ is not just supplied by the title, but also by the location.

For Shackleton’s Man Goes South, the brief was very different: a musical theme that could be used to both frame and to punctuate audiobook extracts from my novel. A piece that would never be heard in its entirety, only in part. An intro that would fade out at the beginning and an outro that would fade in at the end, and phrases of which might also provide short interludes throughout the reading of the text.

What emerged in our early conversations — as Jamie and I talked about the novel, and looked at some of the musical content and signposting within it — was that this theme might be a kind of Black Atlantic sea shanty, and one that responded to two particular musical works referenced in the novel: Leadbelly’s version of John Hardy, and a reconstruction of the satirical 17th Century English folk song The World Turned Upside Down. I hope that you like what Jamie has come up with (but be warned: it is ridiculously catchy). We felt that the oddly celebratory tone sat well with one of the ideas at the heart of the novel, that the Shackleton story has become a kind of Columbus myth for migrants to a new continent.

The lyrics of ‘The World Turned Upside Down’ are reproduced as part of my Shackleton’s Man Goes South display in the Science Museum’s Atmosphere Gallery, which is up until spring 2014. Here is one of the Museum’s installation shots.

Image: Science Museum

Image: Science Museum — click-through for higher resolution

And here, courtesy of the Science Museum, is the second of the free audiobook extracts from Shackleton’s Man Goes South. This is an extract from Chapter 4, ‘The Captain’s Table,’ in which ‘the complex and conflicted human trafficker Browning’ (as David Gullen puts it in his fantastic review) makes contact once again with Captain Smiler upon his and Emily’s arrival back in Patience Camp on the island of South Georgia:

Every mile or so there is a gate or a checkpoint, and here the alleys and paths of Patience Camp widen and the nature of its buildings appear to change. They seem to grow more substantial and to serve other purposes than the simple provision of shelter. It is as if this increased density of shops, bars and fast-food joints has been produced by some effect of the more concentrated traffic and the confined space, just as the sudden faster flow and pressure differential caused by the lifting of a sluice creates an eddying turbulence that traps whatever chaff and debris, leaf litter and styrofoam might be carried in the water. There are souvenir shops piled with T-shirts, and faded postcards bearing seemingly random images of countless cities, cathedrals, beaches, castles; a Babel of greetings. Forgotten celebrities of all nationalities and ages blindly stare from the racks as if waiting for some statistically ever more improbable moment of recognition when they will be snatched up by a member of whichever diaspora and revived, reanimated. More rudimentary stalls sell salvaged goods and bric-a-brac of dubious function and origin, servicing unlikely markets and unimaginable demand. There are vacant lots piled high with electrical and other components: motors, cabling, circuit boards. There are relics: here a box of broken calculators and there – trailing wires and hydraulics, partly covered by tarpaulins, bigger than their shelter and recognisable from illustrations in books – the best part of the flight deck of an airliner. A chandelier the size of a bell tent buckles under its own weight.

The Museum have enabled SoundCloud’s download function, so — as ever — feel free to download it and listen on your own device!

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