Following its successful launch in 2021, The Living Record Festival returns with a programme of original pieces of digital art.
Bringing together independent companies and freelance artists from all over the world, the five-week long multidisciplinary arts festival will be available to stream globally.
Spurred on by the catastrophic effect Covid-19 has had on the theatre and live performance industry, The Living Record festival was launched in 2021 to build a virtual space for audiences to safely enjoy a range of digital culture and for artists to safely and cost effectively present their work.
After the run-away success of the first festival the company also presented digital works in their own mini Living Record Roots festival in April and as part of the Brighton Fringe.
This year’s festival includes Tree Confessions, a site-specific audio play to download and listen to under your favourite tree; Chronic Insanity’s All The Kings Men, an interactive immersive online experience about political corruption where your choices influence the outcome; and Sandy by Periteia Theatre Company which explores an encounter between a woman and a “female” object.
Artistic director Ross Drury said “After such a positive response in 2021 we are delighted to be running the second ever The Living Record Festival this January and February. Regardless of pandemic and the rules surrounding it we believe passionately in the power of digital to bring great art to wide reaching audiences in the long term. This year we have built a whole new platform in house to better support our artists and audiences, think of it as a combination of streaming and social networking with the kind of fresh, out there and genre defying works you’d expect to find at any Fringe festival – plus at home you don’t have to drink your beer out of plastic cups!”
The Living Record Festival will run 17th January to 22nd February 2022. Full details and tickets can be found here.