Vast Forward will be a live interactive performance that embraces the reassuring, yet slippery and sometimes addictive, process of predicting a positive future. Artists Sarah Cockings and Harriet Fleuriot will celebrate how pop songs from across the ages have repeatedly offered a sense of hope and comfort to people at all life stages. From the depths of a two hundred-year-old ice well, two digital oracles will deliver personal prophecies in the form of rephrased song lyrics. These floating avatars will mimic the artists’ facial features and speak their words via character animation technology and synthesised sound alteration.
Guests are invited to ask questions for the oracles that are central to Art Night’s theme of Hope, Love and The Future. These can be submitted on the night or in advance via the artists’ website.
Vast Forward is a continuation of Sarah Cockings and Harriet Fleuriot’s first solo (duo) show Another Funny Turn opening at Block 336 Gallery, London from May 17th 2019.
Supported by Art Night
With thanks to in-kind venue support by London Canal Museum.
Image credit: Sarah Cockings and Harriet Fleuriot.