Last November we were invited to be part of the Being Human Festival by TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities). Working with Professor Sally Shuttleworth, we created a video projection mapping that illustrated how Victorian thinkers began to understand how the changes in lifestyle brought about by industrialisation and urbanisation were causing and exacerbating stress and disease. Its a fascinating subject and its amazing how many of the problems that we think of as very modern were actually discussed and understood in the Victorian era. It was especially interesting to read their thoughts on information overwhelm, how information arrived, “too fast for the truth”. which rings so true in this social media age.
The follwing videos are of the entire show with audio design by karen Monid. Following that is a video by TORCH about the impact of the work.