The Suffolk Psychogeophysics Summit presented an intense week-long series of interventions, field trips, open workshops and evening discussions led by international artists and researchers exploring the Suffolk countryside through the interdisciplinary lens of psychogeophysics, defined as the combining of psychogeographic techniques (methods of wandering) with the study of geophysical traces (geophysical archaeology, the revealing of place).
Open events within the week included practical workshops in building simple geophysical measurement devices from recycled materials, the construction of “ghost” detectors tested on the streets of Ipswich and experiments within high voltage photography of rocks and minerals. Fieldtrips built on discussions and techniques established during these workshops, undertaking studies at specific Suffolk locations of interest (such as Rendlesham forest, Bawdsey Manor, Orford Ness); the measurement and mapping of qualitative psychic, physical and geophysical data.
at CSV Ipswich - places are limited to 12 ppl for each workshop - to book contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirlian geological photography - workshop Tuesday 30th August 4-9pm
ghost detector - workshop Wednesday 31st August 1-6pm
Sunday 28th August : Arrival and setup.
Monday 29th August : Visit to radar at Bawdsey Manor. Seaside barbeque of foraged/caught vegetation/fish.
Tuesday 30th August : Rendlesham UFO Field Trip. Collect materials for Kirlian Workshop. 4pm - 9pm Kirlian Geological Photography Workshop at CSV.
Wednesday 31st August : 1pm – 6pm Ghost Detectors Workshop at CSV.
Thursday 1st September : Grimes Graves (Thetford,. Red Barn Murders (Polstead), Green Children (Woolpit) & Gallows Hill (???) Afternoon Field Trip.
Friday 2nd September : Orford Ness Atomic Bomb Field Trip (tue to fri open boats between 10 and 2 only). Seaside barbeque of foraged/caught vegetation/fish.
Saturday 3rd September : Evening event at CSV.
Sunday 4th September : Take down and departure.
Graham Harwood, Eleonora Oreggia, Stephen Fortune, Suzanne Treister, Cad Taylor, Ryan Jordan, Andy Bolus, Martin Howse, Kathrin Guenter, Jonathan Kemp, John Bowers, Mariko Ogawa, Petr Kazil, Laetitia Barbier, Tim Drage, Luke Jordan, Christian Nold, Kayle Brandon, Daniel Belasco Rogers and many more.
Edited and annotated sound recordings http://www.archive.org/details/SuffolkPsychogeophysicsSummit2011-AudioFiles
A radio broadcast with recordings and discussion: http://soundcloud.com/rebootfm/2011-09-18-substrat
Kirlian photography workshop / Ghost walk / Fulgurites high voltage workshop / Ghost detector talks and shows outside Ipswich town hall via evil moisture
1] Suffolk Record Office - http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/sro
2] Archival Sound Recordings - George Ewart Evans Collection. The recordings document rural life and agricultural work in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, folk beliefs about animals, medicine and witchcraft, folk and popular songs. http://sounds.bl.uk/TextPage.aspx?page=backgroundGeorge%20Ewart%20Evans%20collection
http://ipswich-arts.org.uk/ there is a talk about George Ewart Evans on 8th September in Ipswich.
3] Folklore, Myths and Legends of Great Britain - Readers Digest
4] East Anglia. Walking the ley lines and ancient tracks. - Shirely Toulson 1979, Wildwood House Limited
5] http://www.suffolklandscape.org.uk/landscape_map.aspx (from Wilfried)
6] Cobra Mist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobra_Mist
7] Orford Ness: http://www.century20war.co.uk/page10.html
Serial Murders http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipswich_serial_Murders
Cardinal Thomas Wolseys Gate http://www.visit-ipswich.com/what_to_see_do/ipswich_buildings_places_of_interest/wolsey_s_gate
The Old Ipswich County Court and Gallows . St Helens Street ex-jail + hangings
Christchurch Mansion http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christchurch_Mansion
Rendlesham Forest UFO crash http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendlesham_Forest_incident
RAF Bentwaters http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Bentwaters
RAF/USAAF Martlesham Heath Control Tower http://mhas.org.uk/
Orford Ness Cold War Atomic Bomb Testing http://www.bbc.co.uk/suffolk/dont_miss/codename/orford.shtml http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-orfordness.htm
Trimley St Mary???? John Dee connection
Framlingham Castle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Framlingham_Castle
Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sizewell_nuclear_power_stations
Principality of Sealand http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality_of_Sealand
Sutton Hoo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutton_Hoo
Snape Maltings http://www.snapemaltings.co.uk/
Devil's Dyke (just on border with Cambridgeshire) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_Dyke,_Cambridgeshire
Red Barn Murder http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Barn_Murder http://www.stedmundsbury.gov.uk/sebc/visit/redbarn-intro.cfm They have his death mask in Bury St. Edmunds Museum
Needham Market http://www.onesuffolk.co.uk/NeedhamMktTC/AboutNeedhamMarket/NeedhamTour.htm Needham Market was isolated due to the plague and a chain was erected at both ends of the town, hence the names still in use,'Chainhouse' at the south end and 'Chainbridge' at the north. The chains would not have been an effective physical barrier so they must have acted as a psychological deterrent. - - - - - The scientist, Joseph Priestly, was minister from 1755 to 1758. He discovered oxygen and worked on the nature of gases, inventing soda water.
Stowmarket http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stowmarket#Notable_residents The poet John Milton made regular visits to the town as his tutor, Dr Thomas Young, became vicar of Stowmarket in 1628.
The Green Children of Woolpit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_children_of_Woolpit
Roman Settlement in Baylham http://www.baylham-house-farm.co.uk/about-us/baylham-house-history/roman-site.php
Shrubland Hall http://shrublandrevisited.co.uk/
Borley Rectory (just on border with Essex nr. Sudbury) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borley_Rectory
Black Shuck sites in Bungay and Blythborough http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Shuck http://www.paranormaldatabase.com/gallery/east27.htm
The Suffolk Psychogeophysics Summit is supported by Arts Council England and CSV Ipswich.