Light + Series II : Alternate Realities - Borders, Identity and Loss


The Lighthouse Light + podcast series features discussions and interviews involving artists, curators and members of the Lighthouse team. They dig deep into themes of identity and belonging, the history and future of club culture, and the ability of digital technology to elicit feelings of deep and lasting empathy.

We hear from the artists and curators behind Alternate Realities, an exhibition of works from Sheffield Doc/Fest presented as part of Brighton Digital Festival 2018. Exploring themes of borders, identity and loss, the works showed how immersive and interactive technologies can help us understand and engage with socio-political issues, storytelling and where the physical world meets the digital.

Light + Series II features filmmaker and photographer Ifeatu Nnaobi; Augmented Reality pioneer Asid J Malik; John-Paul Marin of SBS Digital Labs; digital artist Dan Hett and executive producer & curator Dan Tucker.

Episode 1

Lighthouse CEO & Artistic Director Alli Beddoes talks to artist Ifeatu Nnaobi, creator of Instagram-based project Where is Home? about nationalism, borders and identity.

Episode 2

Lighthouse Senior Producer Sian Habell-Aili talks to artist Asad J Malik, the creator of Terminal 3, an augmented reality piece set in an airport interrogation that explores contemporary Muslim identity in the US.

Episode 3

Lighthouse CEO & Artistic Director Alli Beddoes talks to John-Paul Marin from SBS Creative Digital Labs, the team behind interactive installation Belongings, based on the real-life dilemma faced by the work’s protagonist: what’s the one item you couldn’t live without if you had to flee your homeland forever?

Episode 4

Joe Cutts from Sheffield Doc/Fest in a live-recorded conversation with Dan Hett, creator of The Loss Levels, a personal yet playful collection of experimental narrative arcade games narrating the artist’s experience of losing his brother in the Manchester Arena terror attack.

Episode 5

Lighthouse CEO & Artistic Director Alli Beddoes and Dan Tucker, Curator of Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Alternate Realities touring exhibition discuss the role of the curator in working with artists using emerging technologies.

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