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Alternate Realities

Sat 12 Oct 2019
The Lighthouse, BN1 4AJ

About the event

The selected artworks enable intimate encounters with people and places and include a virtual reality piece, an interactive documentary and an installation that allows you to step into someone else’s shoes through a virtual mirror. In an increasingly divided world – be that politically, economically or ideologically – this exhibition connects us to individuals, lives and stories that we would not necessarily encounter.

The exhibition will run from 12th October to 20th October, ending with a panel talk.


Common Ground — Virtual Reality documentary, 30 minutes
Welcome to the Aylesbury Estate, home to thousands of Londoners, a concrete monument to the history and legacy of social housing in the UK, and a stark insight into the realities of gentrification and social cleansing.

Creator: Darren Emerson
Producers: Darren Emerson, Ashley Cowan
Age recommendation 13+

Echo — Interactive installation, 4 minutes
Step into the shoes of another through a virtual mirror, select a shared story and discover layers of yourself echoed back to you in this deeply personal exploration of human experience, identity and empathy.
Creator: Georgie Pinn
Producer: Kendyl Rossi
Age recommendation 16+

My Mother’s Kitchen — Interactive audio documentary, 8 minutes
Share in the stories of eight LGBTQI+ individuals as they relay intimate memories of their mother’s kitchens. Filled with joy and comfort mixed with inequality and hardship.
Creators: Maeve Marsden, Tea Uglow
Producers: Olivia Rosenman, Samantha Cordingley
Age recommendation 16+

Supported by Arts Council England.

Wheelchair Accessible
Accessible Facilities