Beginning as a video game and ending as an interaction between two strangers, this piece explores the concept of ‘ritual’ both in terms of routine actions which are habitual and repetitive and simultaneously with regard to ceremonial actions and conscious interventions designed to celebrate and magnify critical life changes.
Developed as a collaboration between immersive artists Simon Wilkinson [CiRCA69] and Myra Appannah, the show references psychological research into human happiness and parallel concepts associated with games design to create a ritualistic interaction between two people; tasking them to devise and document their own unique and spectacular moment. Expect surprises, expect to be challenged and expect to leave with a big smile on your face.
A Unique and Spectacular Moment has been created with the support of public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. It is also supported by the Liverpool School of Art and Design’s MA in Immersive Arts.