Museum of Austerity is a mixed reality exhibition that preserves memories of public and private events from the austerity era.
Room 1 of the exhibition, previewing at London Film Festival, records personal stories of disabled benefit claimants who died between 2010-2020. Combining verbal testimony, original music and ground-breaking volumetric capture, this exhibition invites audiences to contemplate close-up the human impact of austerity.
Co-produced by English Touring Theatre, the National Theatre 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.
Running Time: 30 minutes
This production includes Holographic depictions of: death and mental distress
Audio references to: death, including suicide; domestic violence; alcoholism; self harm; eating disorders; mental distress; dementia.
Age Recommendation: 18+
The experience includes the use of HoloLens 2 Mixed Reality headsets and on-ear headphones. Audiences will be able to experience Museum of Austerity with the following options:
- Filtered content
- Audio described version
- Captioned version
- Dialogue only version
- Silent version
- Large over-ear headphones which can encompass a behind-ear hearing aid
- A volume control allowing independent reduction of the volume in the left or right ear
- A 3.5mm mini-jack socket if you have a direct input cable for your hearing aid
- A personal induction loop if you have a hearing aid with a T-setting
Book your tickets on the BFI website.
Museum of Austerity is previewing at LFF as a work-in-progress. If you have any suggestions about these options or any suggestions about how we can improve the accessibility of Museum of Austerity please email [email protected] – we would be glad to answer your questions and/or hear your suggestions.