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2017, for four performers with smartphones and audio/video [11']
12/04/18 - performed by SHOAL (Callum Coomber, Isobel Mortimer, Lucy Nolan, Rosalind Ridout) as part of 'VIRTUALLYREALITY presents: Bastard Assignments, SHOAL' @ International Anthony Burgess Foundation (Manchester, UK)
13/11/17 - performed by SHOAL (Callum Coomber, Isobel Mortimer, Lucy Nolan, Rosalind Ridout) as part of 'VIRTUALLYREALITY @ New Music North West' @ RNCM - Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, UK)
“A new topography eliminates real space”.
Technologically mediated communication is explored via superimposed, ill-rendered landscapes wrenched from Google Streetview. Four performers react to individual 360° VR videos, describing what they see to the audience, whilst field recordings gleaned remotely from around the world act as a bed for their voices. The heavily stylized title reflects the sound-world – disorientating, tech-ridden and overloaded.
photography (right) by Annie Feng.