In a nutshell
A virtual reality experience in which you find yourself part of a mass disappearance in Idaho, USA, in 1959.
You awake to find yourself sitting at a table across from a stranger, your friends are gone and you are faced with the question 'how do you build a reality which doesn't collapse within three days?' Telling the strange story of the disappearance of nine people in 1959, Circa69 have worked with Burley Historical Society's collection of letters left behind by eight of the disappeared to craft a story in virtual reality which places you at the centre of the mystery.
The show combines immersive technologies and live performance to present a real time interactive experience for Oculus Rift. The piece has enjoyed a hugely successful world tour of 16 countries across six continents throughout 2016-17 and is widely seen as a landmark piece of storytelling for the new medium of virtual reality.
What to Expect
You will sit at a table across from a performer who will place in a virtual reality headset. You will then experience an interactive story from a first person perspective.
Circa69 is the company of artist Simon Wilkinson. His work combines immersive technologies with electronic music and transmedia storytelling to create experiences which are designed to stay with you long after the show is over. His work has features at venues and festivals worldwide and has featured at Tate Modern.
Venue Details & Map
35 - 47 Bethnal Green RoadLondonE1 6LA
- +44 (0)20 7613 7498
- Public transport:
- Shoreditch High Street Station - Exit the station, turn out on to Bethnal Green Road. Turn right and cross over the road. Rich Mix is located a short distance along the road.