Breaking Up
With J.K. Rowling

Libby Norman (UK)

Fri 26 Oct 2018, Sat 27 Oct 2018, Sun 28 Oct 2018, Tue 30 Oct 2018, Wed 31 Oct 2018, Thu 01 Nov 2018, Fri 02 Nov 2018, Sat 03 Nov 2018, Sun 04 Nov 2018

Ipswich Art Gallery

Installation: 11:00-17:00, Performances: FRI 26 15:00, SAT 27 13:00 + 16:00, FRI 2 16:00, SAT 3 13:00 + 16:00 // Part of £10 Ipswich Art Gallery Pass


Photo by Libby Norman

Breaking up with JK Rowling can be done in several ways.


Ways of breaking up include: extending her/your traces; eating her/your words; salivating her/your nostalgia; moulding and throwing herself/yourself to the wind.

Join a fangirl as she reconstructs JK Rowling’s wizarding works to find fannish and participatory modes of denouncement, adaptation, and healing. Would you like to talk about it?


Libby Norman is a performance artist, writer and fangirl based between London and Exeter. Libby has an MA in Poetic Practice, and creates work exploring the performance of fandom as a social, artistic and academic practice. She is a founding member of collective ‘@ some point’, who have produced ‘Unlearning’ events in London and Berlin. This year she was a guest live‑writer for Critical Interruptions, a live art criticism collective, at Steakhouse Live.


Part of the SPILL OPEN, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation