Speed, Space, and Time

 

This research takes a familiar source, John Speed’s 1610 map of Ipswich, and adds a zest of behaviour and mind to the mix. It is an active history of a town. Speed’s map has been warped and stretched and folded to fit the true locations of the streets. The image is framed by a Euclidean OS map, while the roads have been identified by medieval archaeology. Instead of layering, this is a hybrid. Every street that John paced and measured is presented as an active performance, and the town ceases to be a static space. Not only the position, but the behaviour of things past have been mapped.‚Äč