When: From 24th May 2016
Where: At secret London locations (Zone 1)
£: Costs £20
What is it?
From two of Shunt’s founders comes a clandestine audio experience, Wiretapper, that leads you through hidden London.
In an absurd narrative that raises questions about our comfort and discomfort with surveillance and the privatisation of public space, audiences will be led through the streets of London in secret performances hidden from the public around them. An audio app will allow the audience to tap into instructions and conversations directing their movements and their viewing. It will ask them to see and consider things they might otherwise ignore, giving a unique peek beneath the surface of the city.
The production questions our individual liberty as a citizen in a progressively paranoid society and what we are prepared to sacrifice for our safety. It is also about cowboys and films, and a celebration of London’s iconic landmarks.
Tickets are booked through the app, and the app will inform ticket holders of the location on the day of the performance. There are several different locations, all in central London and less than two minutes from a tube station.
Wiretapper has been developed by director David Rosenberg, composers Ben and Max Ringham, and Shunt founder Andrew Rutland.
Director David Rosenberg said, “We have been working with audio driven, headphone-based performances for over 10 years and with this project we are using headphones to create a communal experience in a public space, partly as an antidote to the individualistic soundtracks that we increasingly use to score our own headphone-wearing lives.”
More info: www.wiretapper.co.uk