Rhithwir – Megan Broadmeadow

LLAWN curator is sharing her recent and first ever VR film as part of the festival.

The film Above the Firmament is part of her SEEK PRAY ADVANCE touring work which is currently concluding its tour at QUAD in Derby.

SEEK PRAY ADVANCE  has been a series of immersive shows where the audience are  taken on a journey influenced by Science-Fiction ideas, in particular the idea of human contact with alien beings.

Episode 1 – Eyes Only at Southwark Park Galleries (formerly CGP London) and Episode 2 – The Fourth Kind at Green Man Festival introduced us to alien worlds, the ‘Ordinary Person’ and a mystery box – in the form of film works, sculptural installations and interactive artworks. Episode 3 – Operation Starlight, In QUAD, derby is inspired by real-life accounts from people who claim to have been contacted by aliens, or beings from other worlds, dimensions and realms.

These exhibitions all ask the question: ‘What would you do if you were the chosen one?’

The main character in the exhibition is called the ‘Ordinary Person’ who experiences extraordinary events. The gallery visitor follows their journey as they become an ‘extra-religious’ leader, or a leader of a group of people who are different from traditional followers of a religion.

This VR work reveals the beings responsible for calling the ‘Ordinary Person’ to join a ‘Intergalactic Hierarchy’ of alien leaders. The viewer is taken on a surreal journey in VR through space and time, filled with these otherworldly beings who swoop and fly around them. The viewer experiences the space usually reserved for these chosen ones: the space Above the Firmament and beyond the heavens. The space in which the Ordinary Person will end their journey… in this dimension at least…

SEEK PRAY ADVANCE is a project and co-commission partnership between QUAD, Derby, Southwark Park Galleries (formerly CGP London), and Green Man Festival. Supported by Arts Council England, Derby City Council, Southwark Council, The Paul & Louise Cooke Endowment. Further support by Arnolfini, Bristol, The Gane Trust, CCQ magazine, Paper Folds Records, and Chapter Arts Centre.

Megan Broadmeadow is QUAD International Digital Fellow 2019-2020.

Details

  • VR Films
  • Above the Firmament
  • Megan Broadmeadow
  • Tabernacle Welsh Baptist Chapel
  • Saturday 14th: 11am to 5pm
  • Sunday 15th: 11am to 5pm
  • www.meganbroadmeadow.com