Billennium Square (after ballard)
2018

An alternate version of Give Me Back My Broken Night (2010)

It is a provocation for audiences to imagine the future of their city.

Designed specifically for areas under construction or redevelopment, the audience are led by performers through vacant lots and buildings to share what is planned for the area, and what the utopian and dystopian alternatives might be. Before the audiences’s eyes, a glowing vision of the future appears in augmented reality, the collective imagining of those present.

Site-specific fictions are created, using a combination of performance, augmented reality, spatialised sound design and a cinematic soundtrack. With every step the audience walk further into the future, and alternative versions of the area reveal themselves; they become the urban planners, collaborating on their own designs and imagined architectures.

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