Sheffield Doc/Fest, the pioneering digital art strand, is presenting from Mon 13 to Sun 19 Jan 2020 at the Barbican Centre, two installations, Echo by Georgie Pinn and Through the Wardrobe by Rob Eagle, from their festival’s Alternate Realities exhibition of interactive and immersive non-fiction.
These two installations are accompanied by two screenings that explore identity and depict intensely personal experiences in new and innovative ways: Selfie (Agostino Ferrente) and Shelter – Farewell to Eden (Enrico Masi).
The key intention of the installations Echo experience is to generate empathy and connect people through shared identity and narrative. Situated inside a photo booth installation, the user is able to wear a deeply personal experience with another. How do we feel when someone blinks with our eyes, smiles with our lips or speaks with our tongue? Georgie Pinn asks. Through the Wardrobe is a documentary mixed-reality installation that visitors into a wardrobe where the possibilities of gender are endless. The experience mixes audio interviews with interactive animations in an augmented reality headset to explore the daily considerations nonbinary people must make in expressing their gender identity through clothing.
On Tuesday 14 creators Rob Eagle and Georgie Pinn will be in conversation with Barbican senior producer Siddharth Khajuria.