What's On: Scanner builds a bridge with sound



A new sonic installation by east London artist Scanner (aka Robin Rimbaud) - known for his collaborations with Bryan Ferry, Wayne MacGregor and Steve McQueen - will be revealed at a late night event at the Museum of London Docklands on Friday.

As part of the Totally Thames festival, Bridging The World will headline the Late London: Sonic City event and will be on display until November at the West India Quay venue.

The installation takes the visitors on a journey through a river of hanging speakers. Each speaker broadcasts personal stories and responses to bridges around the world.

Scanner's work forms part of the creative programme for Bridge, the latest art exhibition at the museum.


Scanner said: "I've always been interested in celebrating aspects of the world around us that are frequently forgotten or invisible.

"Bridges are extraordinary structures. Their study enlarges our knowledge not only of topography and human settlement, but also of institutions and of our language itself."

Late London: Sonic City will see Scanner take over the museum to throw a party full of sonic explorations and intimate gigs.

Highlights include: a soundtrack co-curated by legendary composer Brian Eno. Scanned Voices uses snippets of scanned mobile phone conversations to create a sonic collage while Listening On The Quayside is a sound walk that shows how listening together can change how you connect with the urban landscape.

Emilie Rolland, of the Museum of London, said: "Bridging The World will bring an immersive, 3D dimension to the museum for our visitors to enjoy at the Late London event."

Sept 5, Museum of London Docklands, 7-10pm, £8, museumoflondon.org.uk/docklands