Sea Of Voices

Invisible Flock’s interactive walk is inspired by notions of place, time and our own relationship with the sea.

Showing during Brighton Festival 2012 and commissioned as part of RELAY in response to London 2012

This interactive walk took place between 4th – 27th May 2012

If you could write a message in a bottle, what would it say?

Invisible Flock’s interactive walk is inspired by notions of place, time and our own relationship with the sea.

Starting at Fabrica, participants are invited to download the Sea of Voices app or MP3 file then embark on a physical and imaginative journey along Brighton seafront. En route you might be invited to peer through telescopes, introduced to local fact and folklore, or cast your own message out to sea.

This walk is about distance; the distance we travel along the sea front, the distance Captain Cook travelled in order to watch as a planet travelled across the face of the sun, and the distances that separate us from ourselves, our childhood and our future.

Along the 50 minute walk participants are transported far away and at the same time grounded very much in the here and now.

Invisible Flock (Ben Eaton, Victoria Pratt and Richard Warburton) create outdoor experiences blending visual art, games, public art and theatre, encouraging participants to become co-creators in their work. They have made large scale interactive works all over the UK for places and buildings, and have worked in city streets, market stalls, empty shops, nightclubs museums and the internet. Recent commissions include projects for Crucible Theatre, Opera North, ICA and the National Theatre and festivals Spill Platform, Fierce, Lattittude and Forest Fringe.

For further details visit the Fabrica website

This work and a new commission I See Infinite Distance Between Any Point and Another by the Otolith Group  are brought to Brighton through a partnership between the city’s leading visual arts organisations: Photoworks, Fabrica, LighthouseBlast TheoryBrighton Festival and University of Brighton, Faculty of Arts. Together they are the selected works from the Voices of the Sea commissions created in response to The Boat Project. The works are part of RELAY, contemporary art in the south east of England commissioned in response to London 2012.