Trans/muting Suffolk: Open Afternoon

Sunday 10 Sep 2017 3pm

Samantha Heriz is a contemporary international artist, British by origin (Suffolk) and settled as an Australian in rural Victoria.

Trans/Muting Suffolk tells the tale of a dying English accent. Today’s Suffolk residents speak with diverse accents and the voice of Suffolk is changing. This project will heighten awareness of the dying Suffolk accent through creation of an immersive installation of dialect for the general public. Using the Heritage Lottery digitized collection, Suffolk Voices Restored, Samantha will pair current residents to speak the words of turn of the century voices . The same words, with varying voices, will play through speakers to create an immersive soundscape telling of past and present Suffolk.

Following her residency, Samantha invites you to come and explore what she has discovered and to share your own stories of the changing Suffolk accent, both from the perspective of those native to the area and those that have moved to the area from elsewhere. Come for a chat, tea and cake, and an opportunity to see what Samantha has created so far. Joining her will be Suffolk entertainer Charlie Haycock, local enthusiast John Murphy, and the Suffolk Fox, Mavis.