A night of immersive experiences, digital installations and interactive performances critically responding to the Horniman Museum’s collections, spaces and history.
As night falls, masked performers, surreal 3D ‘Mutoids’ and a 1000-year-long musical composition will transform the Horniman Museum and Gardens.
Ten interactive installations and activities created by staff and students at Goldsmiths will render the familiar strange and cast the museum in a new light.
From immersive VR and digital palm readings, to enigmatic instructions in red envelopes, themes of decolonisation, ritual, and the dawn of the Anthropocene will be explored in specially commissioned responses to the Horniman’s collections.
A fully licensed bar and street food will be available.
Mutator VR - Two immersive VR experiences developed by pioneering Goldsmiths computer artist William Latham.
Overcurrents - An interactive installation in the Horniman Aquarium interrogating the impact of plastic waste on the world’s ecosystems.
The Horniman Palm Reader - Place your hand inside the magical display cabinet and discover the object that reflects your future.
The Long Now - During: Adaptive Rhythm – A spatial sound installation and moving image work by artist Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom drawn from instruments in the Horniman’s Musical Instrument Collection.
Longplayer Listening Post - A unique listening post relaying a thousand yearlong musical composition.
Masked-Puja for Meme-Tech-Animals - Plastique Fantastique and Benedict Drew summon the meme-animals and avatars of Zero City through songs, drone-music, electronic-sonic-fictions, mumming-performances and film-projections.
It’s a Match! - Pick a card, find your match and let objects be your new algorithms for this interactive networking activity.
A Guide to the Birds and Animals of Borneo in the Horniman Museum - An experimental self-guided tour of the Horniman’s Bornean specimens that hide complex colonial histories, spiritual realms, and ecological and cultural entanglements.
Mile of String - Navigate your way through an evolving web of elastic created by students from Harris Girls’ Academy to raise questions about access, belonging and welcome.
Letters from strangers – Enigmatic red letters placed throughout the museum holding little moments of peace, reflection or action.
Dates & times
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|21 Mar 2019||6:30pm - 11:00pm|
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