Get ready for a truly unique experience.
The Drowned World is a collaboration between Wet Sounds and local sound artists, who will be transforming Riverside swimming pool with soundscapes both above the surface and underwater, to produce an immersive audio-visual performance which promises to be bizarre, magical and astonishing.
The event is inspired by the novel The Drowned World by JG Ballard, which is set in a post-apocalyptic future where due to climate change the city of London has been submerged underwater and the sparsely inhabited world above has turned into a thriving tropical environment.
Joel Cahen of Wet Sounds will be joined by Chris Adam and Andrew Wright of the Resonance arts collective in Chelmsford and Colchester-based sound-artist Frazer Merrick. Visuals by SDNA and lighting by Joe Lucas.
Swimsuits a must, goggles recommended. Only people confident in water can enter the water. Flotation aids will be made available.
***** Winner of the Adelaide Fringe Award 2018 for Interactive Performance
***** “…It’s astonishingly immediate, inescapable and faintly perplexing” – The Guardian
How to book tickets:
Telephone Chelmsford City Theatres Box Office: 01245 606505
Open 10am to 6pm Mon to Sat
Chelmsford City Theatres
Open 10am to 6pm Mon to Sat (when there is no performance on a Saturday, the box office closes at 2pm)
Resonance Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ResonanceHQ11
Resonance Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/resonancehq/
Frazer Merrick: http://www.frazermerrick.com/
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