SAT 19 – SUN 20 OCT ¬ SMALL GLOBAL – BLOOMSBURY FESTIVAL. LONDON WC2. UK.
SAT 19 – SUN 20 OCT ¬ PATHWAYS:KX SCREENING- BLOOMSBURY FESTIVAL. LONDON WC2. UK.
SAT 19 – SUN 20 OCT ¬ SECURED BY DESIGN SCREENING- BLOOMSBURY FESTIVAL. LONDON WC2. UK
Bloomsbury Festival will premiere the new D-Fuse Small Global – Extreme Energy installation on Sat 19th – Sun 20th October (11/12-6pm). The event is free and there will be a panel discussion at 2pm on Saturday 19 October with Dr. Damien Short, director of the Extreme Energy Initiative, award-winning environmental photographer Garth Lenz, UK anti-fracking campaigner Katy Dunne, and D-Fuse.
Small Global is an immersive installation that combines data visualisations with high-resolution images and surround sound to address issues of global consumption and environmental degradation. With two modules, Deforestation and Coltan, produced in 2005 at Eyebeam [NYC], the new Extreme Energy module takes a look at the increasingly desperate measures taken to extract more fossil fuels out of the earth’s crust. The current module has been developed in collaboration with the Extreme Energy Initiative at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Multiple transparent screens are arranged in a cube, catching the light of the projections in several layers, before the images continue on to diffract on the walls, ceiling and floor of the space. Members of the audience can walk around and inside the cube, their bodies becoming part of the projection surfaces. Surround sound immerses the space, and interaction sensors allow visitors to reveal visual information with their presence.
Small Global outlines an interdependence that often goes unnoticed in an environment saturated with marketing messages, and that precisely these messages are designed to make us forget: The production of the goods we consume can have devastating consequences in parts of the world that we might not even be aware of. This project is supported by Arts Council England, School of Advance Study, Vivitek Projectors.
During the festival D-Fuse will be screening previous works including Pathways:KX, originally a multi-screen video installation about how the London area of King’s Cross has been represented in film, and the video Secured by Design, which explores the intensive surveillance of public spaces in London.
Where: Deller Hall, Senate House (basement), Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
We hope to see you there!
Find out more in an interview with the creators.