Tall Tales Lab(yrinth)
To celebrate the launch of our experimental art shop we created a labyrinth of interactive storytelling entitled Tall Tales Lab(yrinth). Inside, the audience finds a maze of one-on-one interactions, micro-immersive poetry experiences, film screenings and insular, standalone interventions by some of our favourite artists. As they move deeper into the Labyrinth, the audience become the story; experiences and memories are drawn together, like murder mystery evidence linked by so much red string. Is there an answer at the heart of the maze, or are all conclusions drawn by circumstance and inference?
The roster has included:
Abigail Parry’s digital word-maze Room Escape; Wesley Freeman-Smith’s Ghosts by Post micro-stories performed as psychic reading; Abi Palmer’s award-winning interactive poetry experience Alchemy; poetry dance video experiments by Harry Mann and Jennifer Essex; a reconstructed crime scene investigation using found objects and interviews, and Uppahar ‘Ups’ Subba’s egg-encased, self-destructing fable A Black Egg.
At the heart of Tall Tales Lab(yrinth), we explore the role that participatory art, alternative reality games and DIY performances play in the future of performance. Come and find out.
Upcoming Tour Dates
Curated by: Abi Palmer & Wesley Freeman-Smith
Stewards and Staff: Alan Rogerson & Nikki Marrone
Interactions: Suchitra Sebastian, Ruby Maclennan & Hazel Lawrence
Ghost Writers: Uppahar ‘Ups’ Subba & Wesley Freeman-Smith
Talks & Presentations: Michael Curran & Abi Palmer
Installations: Abigail Parry, Harry Man
Photography: Matt Widgery
Recording: Lunar Poetry Podcasts