Once inside, audience members will be free to explore and investigate the evolution and devolution of ethics, morals and the impact to the mind, imagination and free will of humans via a fictional future version of London....
London, 2012: CCTV on every corner, missile batteries on the roof of council blocks for national security during the Olympiad. Every moment of your life logged and regulated by governments and corporations trying to sell you things through your smart-phone and browser while people you haven’t seen in years can follow your life moment by moment online.
London, 2040: The Ministry of Information’s Emotional Experience Act is in force. In an effort to stop the nation tearing itself apart, the government has instituted ENGLAND REBORN – for your Safety, Security & Sanity. Thanks to the Sure Heart implant technology gifted to newborn citizens, all disruptive, antisocial and negative emotions and rogue experiences are now prohibited, isolated and catalogued within the Virulent Museum of Human Experience via real time analysis of your lives. No longer do the self destructive impulses of the nation manifest in the phenomenon known as Virulent Novelty. Always connected, never alone – watched over by the ubiquitous BLAKE.
Truly it is a Green and Pleasant Land.
On the eve of the London 2040 Olympics, Foolish People invite you to enter and explore the Museum in an immersive production combining theatre and art which highlights technology’s impact on the mind, imagination and free will of human beings.
Questioning the ethics of regulation, experimentation and morality, VIRULENT EXPERIENCE imagines a future disturbingly familiar. Expose your mind, body and heart to a haunted archive of forbidden emotions.
The Age of Emotional Prohibition has begun.
'Symbols of Society' - Glenn Fitzpatrick
'The Happiness Index' - Richard Webb
'The Forbidden Archive' - Mariana Moranduzzo
'The Quinn Papers' - Craig Slee
'Aphasia Oceana' - Danny Warner
'Peep Show' - Flora Bradwell
'Dream Machine' - James Elphick
'Blake' - Ikipr
'The Muma Letters' - Dakota Crane
'A Savage Desire to Undo What is Done' - Jase Daniels
'It’s experienced through possession' - Eric Souther
'I Believe It Is A Signal' & 'Birth' - Jason Bernagozzi
'Security of the Panopticon' - Mary Yacoob
'If You Like' & 'Spanish Radio Debates Make Me Sick' - Simon Coates
'Detention Grounds' - Kristina Cranfield
'Anonymous' - Andreas Templin
FoolishPeople & Conway Hall present
Written and directed by John Harrigan
Virulent Experience is a three hour immersive theatre and art exhibition, lasting from 7:30pm until 10:30pm with two entry points.
There are three cycles of the performance that audience members are able to stay as long as they like within.
6 – 31 August 2012
7.30pm & 8.15pm entrance times
Tickets: £20 (£15 concessions)
Pay What You Can Tuesdays (from 6.30pm on the door- limited and subject to availability)
Book tickets online: http://www.conwayhall.org.uk/virulent-experience
Poster Design by Simon Allin