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LFF Expanded 2021

Featuring Museum of Austerity by Sacha Wares and John Pring

6 to 17 October 2021

Various locations

LFF Expanded 2021

Presented in partnership with the BFI London Film Festival, LFF Expanded features works from creators bringing stories and experiences to life through bleeding-edge immersive technologies, including interactive VR, 360 films, augmented reality, mixed reality and live immersive performance.

"We’re honoured to be partnering with the BFI again to showcase the great array of international talent in the XR field. This year, we’re proud to have been part of a powerful and moving installation that I see is a true development of the form. Museum of Austerity marks many years of work from John Pring and Sacha Wares to present the true stories of those who were critically in need of support in our society over the last decade in a truly moving and immersive experience.” Toby Coffey, Head of Digital Development at the National Theatre.

LFF Expanded will be presented across multiple venues in person at LFF Expanded @ 26 Leake Street, BFI Southbank, Ballet Rambert, and LFF Expanded at the National Theatre.

A selection of works will be available online to audiences in the UK and internationally via the virtual exhibition space, The Expanse.

Museum Of Austerity

Museum of Austerity is a free mixed reality exhibition that preserves memories of public and private events from the austerity era. Room 1 of the exhibition, previewing at LFF, records personal stories of disabled benefit claimants who died between 2010 - 2020.

Combining verbal testimony, original music, and groundbreaking volumetric capture, this exhibition implores audiences to contemplate the human impact of austerity.

Co-produced by English Touring Theatre, the National Theatre Immersive Storytelling Studio and Trial & Error, this powerful installation combines the skills of theatre/XR director Sacha Wares with the in-depth knowledge of John Pring, editor of Disability News Service.

Presentation Location: 26 Leake Street, London SE1 7NN

Duration: 30 minutes

Book your free tickets to Museum of Austerity