Scanner (Robin Rimbaud), DMU, Leicester, 28 November 2007, 6-7.30pm

CEPA Visiting Practitioner Talks, De Montfort University, Leicester:


Wednesday 28th November 2007, 6-7.30, PACE Studio 1

How to make art from life (with the help of a few ghosts):

Scanner will present a history of work that has slipped between the borders of performance, installation, music and art, from scanning mobile phone networks, composing a new National Anthem for Europe and collaborating with fashion designers, choreographers, hospitals and the homeless. And how to do all this without drinking tea, coffee, alcohol, meat or smoking.

“He is very experimental because he is searching in a realm of sound which is not usually used for music…he has a good sense of atmosphere.”

Karlheinz Stockhausen – BBC


Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner is a conceptual artist, writer, and musician working in London, whose works traverse the experimental terrain between sound, space, image and form. Since 1991 he has been intensely active in sonic art, producing concerts, installations and recordings, the albums Mass Observation (1994), Delivery (1997), and The Garden is Full of Metal (1998) hailed by critics as innovative and inspirational works of contemporary electronic music. Committed to working with cutting edge practitioners he has collaborated with Bryan Ferry, Bjork, Radiohead, Laurie Anderson, The Royal Ballet, Mike Kelley, and Douglas Gordon. His work has been presented throughout the United States, Asia, Australia and Europe.


We are proud to host Scanner as the first in a monthly series of talks/ presentations given by practitioners and academics in our new CEPA building. Invitees have been chosen for their potential interest across art-forms, and each will talk about their work/ research followed by a Q&A session. It is anticipated that the talks will fall once a month during term on a Wednesday evening at 6pm. The next talk will be given by Helena Goldwater on Wednesday 12th December 2007 at 6pm, PACE Studio 2. (More information to follow)

The talks are open to all and are free. However, we have limited seating which will be offered on a first come first served basis. It is advised that you arrive by 5.30pm to try to avoid disappointment. Once the venue is full we will have to turn you away.

Directions to the PACE building and more information about CEPA in general are available on the DMU website. Please follow these links:

PACE building, Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts, De Montfort University, Richmond Street, Leicester

Centre for Excellence in Performance Arts

If you have any access needs, or would like further information, please do contact Helena Goldwater on or 0116 250 6487.