Projection-mapping, live music, education and participation combine to create one of the UK’s most ambitious touring outdoor performances.
About Us is a touring large scale public art event combining multimedia installations with animation, poetry, original music and live performance to explore the myriad connections between us, our planet, and the wider cosmos. The live show uses animation and projection mapping to transform buildings and landmarks in five towns and cities across the UK into vast canvases on which we tell the story of 13.8 billion years of hyper-connected history.
The show features an original score by composer Nitin Sawhney performed by local choirs in each location. The outdoor installation incorporates submissions from a UK-wide poetry and computer coding competition for children and young people run by our partner organisations The Poetry Society and Stemettes. Poetry and coding workshops also took place in local schools in each location and the work from those workshops forms a day-time offering of the show. Living portraits of the local residents of each location are displayed on the LED plinths, reminding us that we are at the centre of this incredible story. About Us tours the UK from March to May 2022 and runs for a week in each location.
About us is presented as part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK, a celebration of creativity taking place across the UK in 2022, designed to reach millions and bring people together. It features free large-scale events, installations and globally accessible digital experiences in the UK’s most ambitious showcase of creative collaboration.