Saturday 1st July: Art Night Associate Programme 2017, Jakob Rowlinson


Jakob Rowlinson invites members of the public to join him on a guided tour of East London to explore some of the lesser known sites around Whitechapel and Spitalfields in this Walkative Lecture

Making use of handouts and educational-style leaflets, Rowlinson’s walking performance lecture focuses on revealing lesser known histories, fictional local landmarks, and personal accounts from local residents, to create a speculative snapshot of the area. In this way, the artist is interested in questioning how we select events and landmarks for historical recognition, as well as exploring different modes of storytelling and alternative facts. Expect a theatrical and yet informative tour guide, who’s inspiration derives from the famous ‘Jack the Ripper’ tours, and incorporates his own version of performative pedagolical lectures.