Museum of Austerity
Museum of Austerity is a mixed reality exhibition that preserves memories of public and private events from the austerity era.
Book your timeslot below to experience this in person at 26 Leake Street.
For other works at 26 Leake Street please visit the LFF Expanded at 26 Leake Street page.
Sacha Wares, John Pring
UK 2021. 30min
Where to watch
6 to 17 October, 11AM to 9PM, in person at 26 Leake Street
Room 1 of the exhibition, previewing at LFF, records personal stories of disabled benefit claimants who died between 2010-2020. Combining verbal testimony, original music and ground-breaking volumetric capture, this exhibition invites audiences to contemplate close-up the human impact of austerity. Co-produced by English Touring Theatre, the National Theatre Immersive Storytelling Studio and Trial & Error, this powerful installation combines the skills of theatre/XR director Sacha Wares with the in-depth knowledge of John Pring, editor of Disability News Service.
Age recommendation: 18+
Visual depictions of death and mental distress. Audio references to death, including suicide. See more detailed information about the content.
Sacha Wares, John Pring
Costume and Installation Designer
Hana Pascal Keegan
Costume Supervisor and Stage Manager
All Seeing Eye and Clarice Hilton
Disability News Service
Volumetric Capture Partner
Artist Wellbeing Practitioner
ETT, National Theatre Immersive Storytelling Studio, Trial & Error
Sophie Scull, Richard Twyman, Toby Coffey, Sacha Wares
Meg Fozzard, Andrew Hughes, Benjamin Smith
With Shango Baku, Jenny Bolt, Gerard McDermott, Katie Matsell, Zoe Matthew, S.J. O’Kane, Lindy Pieri, Elliot Pritchard, Naima Swaleh
Mo Ahmed, Peter Carré, Imogen Day, Joy Dove, Nichole Drury, Jill Gant, Helen Marston Hullah, Dave Smith, Gill Thompson, Alison Turner
Supported by CreativeXR, a programme developed by Digital Catapult and Arts Council England.
A Genesis Kickstart Fund project, supported by the Genesis Foundation. Co-Commissioned by BFI London Film Festival – LFF Expanded. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England
Age Recommendation: 18+
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