Invisible Flock - Sea of Voices
Invisible Flock - Sea of Voices



MAY 2012

Experience the Brighton coastline as you've never seen or heard it before by going on this unique interactive walk.

Brighton's seafront has been subtly transformed by artist-group, Invisible Flock especially for Brighton Festival. Embark on an interactive journey between Fabrica and the Brighton Marina, guided by storytelling, interactive maps and sea telescopes.

To experience Sea of Voices, first download the app.
To experience Sea of Voices, first download the app.

Lighthouse is delighted to be part of Brighton Festival 2012. We are partnered on the presentation of two major commissions by contemporary artist-groups, Invisible Flock and The Otolith Group and an exhibition by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard

About Sea of Voices
Start your journey by downloading the Sea of Voices app, which will be your narrator. Beginning at Fabrica, you will experience a rich story that takes you along the Brighton seafront. Along the way, you will peer through telescopes, exploring the imagery, mythology and history of the coast. At the end of the journey at Brighton Marina, you will be invited to cast a message out to sea, by texting a buoy moored at the Marina. Each evening the buoy will convert these messages to morse code and flash them out to sea. In this way, you become the co-creator of a unique, thought-provoking experience.

Experience Sea of Voices
To experience Sea of Voices, you need to download the app.

Have an iPhone? Download Sea of Voices from the App Store.

Have an Android phone? Download Sea of Voices from the Android Market.

The app is compatible with iPhones running OS 4.3 or higher, and Android 2.2 or higher.

It’s a big app, so please make sure you’ve got it downloaded before you head off to Fabrica.

There’s also a special audio-only version for older phones or MP3 players. Download that here

Sea of Voices was commissioned by a partnership of Brighton’s leading arts organisations, as part of the Voices of the Sea initiative. It links Fabrica – site of the exhibition by The Otolith Group, and Brighton Marina – where The Boat Project will arrive this May.
It was developed at a residency at Blast Theory.
To get a little bit more information about Sea of Voices, read our blog.

The short film below provides a brief overview of Sea of Voices by Invisible Flock and I see infinite Distance between any point and another by the Otolith Group:

Made by Filmmaker, Ben Harding

About the Artists

Rising stars in interactive media, Invisible Flock (Ben Eaton, Victoria Pratt and Richard Warburton) create outdoor experiences that blend visual art, gaming, public art and theatre, encouraging participants to become co-creators in their work.
Invisible Flock have created new work and projects for most of the major art buildings in the UK, including most recently the Crucible Theatre, Opera North, the ICA and the National, as well as festivals such as Spill Platform, Fierce Festival, Lattittude Music festival and Forest Fringe. They make large scale interactive work all over the UK for places and buildings, and have worked in city streets, market stalls, empty shops, nightclubs museums and the internet.

For more on Invisible Flock visit: and check out their blog where they’ve published out-takes

Invisible Flock: Preparing Sea of Voices. Film by Carlos del Salto and Ben Eaton

The Partners

The Voices of the Sea commissions respond to The Boat Project, and are co-commissioned by a partnership of Brighton’s leading arts organisations:
Brighton Festival
Blast Theory
The University of Brighton’s Faculty of Arts

The work is part of Relay, a programme of visual arts events taking place across the south east of England in response to London 2012. Relay is an initiative of Turning Point South East, a network of visual arts organisations across the region.

This is one of two commissions supported by this partnership. The other is by The Otolith Group

Dates: 5 – 27 May 2012

Times: 12 – 7pm

Venue: Begins at Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1AG
Continues along the Brighton seafront to Brighton Marina.

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