November 7, 2017 | By Sam |
23rd Nov – 9th Dec at Signal Films, Barrow
104 Abbey Road · Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 5QR
PREVIEW 22nd Nov – 6pm at Barrow in Furness Station, 6:30pm at Signal Films
TIME BACK WAY BACK will feature 6 new works inspired by the lost stations of Barrow – concrete graves, digital projection mapping, remixed archive film, performance, VR, and a giant cast iron fidget spinner. The works are fragments of the present, viewed backwards through the lens of a distant future. Taking great liberties with inspiration from Russell Hoban’s cult sci-fi ‘Riddley Walker‘ (oddly enough this months choice for Guardian book group), the show mixes Riddley’s despairing declarations with the prophetic poetry of Cumbrian school children from 2001, and live tweets from Barrovians, rendered in analogue video text and cement stencil.