- Produced by Foolish People
- Price £20, £15 concessions/ Pay What You Can Tuesdays (from 6.30pm on the door- limited and subject to availability)
- Get ready for the future
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- See you at Conway Hall
An immersive theatre event and art exhibition set in a fictional future version of London on the eve of the 2040 Olympics.
Questioning the ethics of regulation, experimentation and morality, Virulent Experience imagines a future disturbingly familiar and highlights technology’s impact on the mind, imagination and free will of human beings.
Expose your mind, body and heart to a haunted archive of forbidden emotions.
The Age of Emotional Prohibition has begun.
THEN: London, 2012: CCTV on every corner, missile batteries on the roof of council blocks for national security during the Olympiad. Every moment of your life logged and regulated by governments and corporations trying to sell you things through your smart-phone and browser while people you haven’t seen in years can follow your life moment by moment online.
NOW: London, 2040: The Ministry of Information’s Emotional Experience Act is in force. In an effort to stop the nation tearing itself apart, the government has instituted ENGLAND REBORN – for your Safety, Security & Sanity. Thanks to the Sure Heart implant technology gifted to newborn citizens, all disruptive, antisocial and negative emotions and rogue experiences are now prohibited, isolated and catalogued within the Virulent Museum of Human Experience via real time analysis of your lives. No longer do the self destructive impulses of the nation manifest in the phenomenon known as Virulent Novelty. Always connected, never alone – watched over by the ubiquitous BLAKE. Truly it is a Green and Pleasant Land.
Poster design by Simon Allin
............................................................................................................. COMPETITION: Win 1x Pair of tickets to attend Virulent Experience on 13th August. To enter the competition, send an email to Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ box. The winner will be randomly selected.
Q: What was the title of George Orwell's book which was set in the future (at the time of writing)?
A: 1)1984 2)2001 3)2000 4)2012