Light + Series IV : Alternate Realities 2 - People & Places


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 II, an exhibition of works from Sheffield Doc/Fest presented as part of Brighton Digital Festival 2019. Exploring themes of empathy and intimate encounters with people and places, 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 + Season Four features artists Darren Emerson, Tea Uglow, Georgie Pinn; and Lighthouse Artistic Director & CEO Alli Beddoes, Senior Producer Sian Habell-Aili and Alternate Realities Programme Intern Elia Habib.

Episode 1

Lighthouse Senior Producer Sian Habell-Aili talks to artist and filmmaker Darren Emerson about gentrification, social cleansing and his virtual reality documentary Common Ground, about the Aylesbury Estate – once home thousands of Londoners; now a concrete monument to the history and legacy of social housing in the UK.

Episode 2

Lighthouse Programme Intern Elia Habib talks to artist Tea Uglow about her interactive audio documentary My Mother’s Kitchen co-created with eight LGBTQI+ people. This audio documentary is available to listen to via a smartphone or tablet here.

Episode 3

Lighthouse CEO and Artistic Director Alli Beddoes talks to artist Georgie Pinn, creator of Echo an immersive installation where we step into the shoes of another through a virtual mirror, about technology’s ability to elicit feelings of deep and lasting empathy.

Episode 4

A panel discussion with Lighthouse CEO & Artistic Director Alli Beddoes, Lighthouse Programme Intern Elia Habib, artist Georgie Pinn and artist filmmaker Darren Emerson about how digital technology can be used to further human empathy.

WARNING: There is explicit language in this episode. We apologise for any offence caused.

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