We Know Not What We May Be.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT. AGAINST THE CLOCK, WE NEED TO IMAGINE A BETTER FUTURE.
THE BARBICAN SEPTEMBER 2018
I worked with Metis Theatre on a collaborative and immersive experiment for the invention of the future, WE KNOW NOT WHAT WE MAY BE. It invited an audience to rehearse possible tomorrows. Dealing with big ideas like artificial intelligence, automation, universal basic income, carbon tax and intellectual property in the context of climate change, this performance installation put people at the heart of the decision-making process.
Commissioned by Artsadmin for their Green Commission 2018, WE KNOW NOT WHAT WE MAY BE was presented by the Barbican in September 2018 as part of, The Art of Change season, which explores how artists respond to, reflect and can potentially effect change in the social and political landscape.
Part conference, part durational artwork, part immersive installation, WE KNOW NOT WHAT WE MAY BE invites conversation – and each ‘shift’ opened with a talk by a visionary speaker. You can explore the subjects the audience explored and hear from the visionary speakers here.