Phoenix is a haven for world cinema, independent movies, film festivals and media arts, based in the heart of Leicester's cultural quarter.
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Superflux - Mangala For All
- 16 August — 24 September 2017 *on now
Mangalyaan is an Indian space probe currently orbiting Mars in India’s first interplanetary mission. To coincide with this, Superflux Lab launched Mangala for All, a reflexive ethnographic performance.
Echoing the aesthetic of the Indian street – where cheaply made plastic trinkets often attain god-like status – Superflux exchanged miniature versions of the Mars probe in return for insights into what Mangalyaan means to people they met on the streets of Ahmedabad.
Recordings from these interviews brought together for this exhibition reveal the relationship between citizens and such state-funded Space Programmes.
The interviews are full of poignant and surprisingly playful stories of jugaad (roughly translated as a hack or workaround), scientific innovation, resourcefulness and creativity, alongside the hidden narratives of nationhood, geopolitics and the space race.
- Any age
- 21 August — 1 September 2017
Displaced Witness is a haunting virtual reality installation that asks the audience to bear witness to the people and landscape of the Greek island of Lesvos, one of the unofficial gateways for refugees trying to cross into Europe.
The installation presents four different terrains, physically and virtually recreated from 3D scans of the Island. The sound of the coastline meets the ear, pebbles crunch underfoot and an ethereal vision of the refugee experience emerges from a whirling cloud of points.
Displaced Witness is a collaborative project between ScanLAB -a pioneering creative practice exploring the world through precise, beautiful digital replicas of buildings, landscapes, objects and events – and Embassy for the Displaced – a design collective based between London, Athens and Lesvos.
Taking place offsite at Lightbox Gallery, LCB Depot. See map below for location details. This installation is part of Journeys Festival International, in partnership with ArtReach.
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