The New Anxiety
The 300+ year technologies built to capture, understand and connect the world - from maps through geostationary satellites to contemporary algorithms and big data collection - have been exposed as weapons-grade systems that pluralise reality and destabilise the present. How does living in this new anxious world feel, and how deep do these systems take root?
Revisit the highlights of VIRTUALLYREALITY SS21: 'The Long Triumph' now.
Our twelve-week online festival featured 40+ artists, creatives and thinkers in our most expansive project to date. 2022 also saw some of our commissioned work in show at Berlin's Atonal Festival and Den Haag's Rewire.
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Over 10 sprawling weeks online, SS21 addresses the knowing sprawl of a world that has been machinicly shaped, and how we might rethink our worldly engagements during and after times of emergency.
Relive the highlights of VIRTUALLYREALITY SS19 above.
Featuring exclusive footage from our April-June 2019 series celebrating the raucousness, intimacy and hybridised nature of much 21st Century performance.
Watch Callum Coomber's time-collapsing performance of Catherine Lamb's Point/Wave.
Recorded at Hallé St. Michael's as part our event 'SWAN'.
Listen back to the round-up of VIRTUALLYREALITY SS19 direct from the NTS Manchester studio.
Featuring an exclusive first-play from bod [包家巷], plus composer and musician Jennifer Walshe in conversation with Michael Brailey.