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?
FUJI|||||||||||TA, 'soramimi' (2021)
Fixed video, 17'. Video editing by Tatsunori Kasai, graphic design by Junpei Inoue, with special thanks to Yusuke Nakano. Premiered as part of 'Symbiosis for Survival' for VIRTUALLYREALITY SS21: The Long Triumph, 16th July 2021.
Nexcyia, 'Lonely Room in My Head' (2021)
Fixed video, 5'. Premiered via AQNB as part of 'Dystopian Thinking is No Longer Helpful' for VIRTUALLYREALITY SS21: The Long Triumph, 2nd July 2021.
B Covington Sam-Sumana (N-Prolenta), 'Ally Theatre: Excerpt from SYZYGY I' (2021)
Webpage and fixed video, 22'. Additional photography by Redeem Pettaway. Premiered as part of 'Antagonisation' for VIRTUALLYREALITY SS21: The Long Triumph, 11th June 2021.
Holly Childs & Gediminas Žygus, 'Freefall' (2021)
Fixed video, 3'. Music by Holly Childs & Gediminas Žygus; voiced by Marijn Degenaar, Elif Satanaya Özbay, Mark Prendergast; © & ℗ Subtext / Multiverse LTD. 2021. Video by Tomasz Skibicki & Elif Satanaya Özbay; performance by Elif Satanaya Özbay; creative styling by Pim Sem Benjamin; costumes by Emma Torsteinsrud, Baby Reni and stylist's own; typography by Charlotte Rohde. Premiered via AQNB as part of 'Devotion' for VIRTUALLYREALITY SS21: The Long Triumph, 28th May 2021.
Ryan Patrick Maguire & HM Mease, 'Free Language' (2018)
Fixed video, 4'. Premiered at VIRTUALLYREALITY presents: Submergence / Emergence at Partisan (Manchester, UK), 3rd March 2018.
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Four performers with smartphones, audio and video, 10'. Premiered by SHOAL at VIRTUALLYREALITY / NMNW at RNCM - Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, UK), 13th November 2017.
Islam Shabana, 'Δ3' (2017)
Fixed video, 9'. Premiered at VIRTUALLYREALITY003 at RNCM - Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, UK), 11th June 2017.
Kid Smpl, 'Promise Emulation A/V' (2017)
Fixed video, 9'. Premiered at VIRTUALLYREALITY002 at Texture (Manchester, UK), 28th April 2017.