Echo by Georgie Pinn, part of Alternate Realities 2019
Echo by Georgie Pinn, part of Alternate Realities 2019


Selected works from the Sheffield Doc/Fest programme, presented as part of Brighton Digital Festival 2019

12-20 October, 12-6PM
Lighthouse, BN1 4AJ


As part of the 2019 Brighton Digital Festival, we are exhibiting three interactive and immersive artworks from the internationally renowned Sheffield Doc/Fest Alternate Realities exhibition.

The three artworks enable intimate encounters with people and places, and include a virtual reality piece, an interactive documentary, and an installation that allows you to step into someone else’s shoes through a virtual mirror. In an increasingly divided world – be that politically, economically or ideologically – this exhibition connects us to individuals, lives and stories that we would not necessarily encounter.

The exhibition is not suitable for children under the age of 13.

Alternate Realities is free, booking is required for Common Ground.

There will be a panel talk on Thursday 17th October where Georgie Pinn and Darren Emerson will be talking about the works. Find out more information here.


Common GroundVirtual Reality documentary, 30 minutes
Welcome to the Aylesbury Estate, home to thousands of Londoners, a concrete monument to the history and legacy of social housing in the UK, and a stark insight into the realities of gentrification and social cleansing.
Creator: Darren Emerson
Producers: Darren Emerson, Ashley Cowan
Country: United Kingdom
Age recommendation: 13+
Individual booking is required, click here to book your slot! If you receive a sold out message please email us at and we will do our best to find you a slot – we are also keeping a headset free in the gallery available on a first come first served basis, so please pop by and we’ll fit you in.

EchoInteractive installation, 4 minutes
Step into the shoes of another through a virtual mirror, select a shared story and discover layers of yourself echoed back to you in this deeply personal exploration of human experience, identity and empathy.
Creator: Georgie Pinn
Producer: Kendyl Rossi
Country: Australia
Age recommendation: 16+

My Mother’s KitchenInteractive audio documentary, 8 minutes
Share in the stories of eight LGBTQI+ individuals as they relay intimate memories of their mother’s kitchens. Filled with joy and comfort mixed with inequality and hardship.
Creators: Maeve Marsden, Tea Uglow
Producers: Olivia Rosenman, Samantha Cordingley
Country: Australia
Age recommendation: 16+

Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Alternate Realities Exhibition is a leading platform for interactive and immersive non-fiction experiences from around the world. The second Alternate Realities UK Tour is presented by Sheffield Doc/Fest with partners Lighthouse, Brighton, HOME, Manchester and the Barbican, London.

The Alternate Realities UK Tour is supported by Arts Council England.



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