Shrine of the goat

Scarso, Jacek Ludwig (2022) Shrine of the goat. [Show/Exhibition]


Created by Jacek Ludwig Scarso with AVR London and building on previous collaborations with Anise Gallery presented at Tate Modern ('In Limbo', 2018 and 'The Pecking Order', 2019), 'Shrine of the Goat' is a Performance/Virtual Reality project: it merges theatrical live scenes with music and an integrated VR experience, responding to the unique site of The Old Chapel in London's Forest Hill and creating a dreamscape where visitors and performers could intermingle. Physically and virtually immersed in a surreal habitat, visitors were confronted with the image of goats as a poignant metaphor for stubborn resilience and an unpredictable future. Playful, bizarre and mysterious, 'Shrine of the Goat' was conceived for London Festival of Architecture 2022 as a direct response to LFA‘s theme of ‘act’, using performance as a vehicle to interact with the idea of architecture as spectacle, and to poetically reflect on the fragility of an urbanised ecosystem. Further partnerships include CREATURE (Research Centre in Creative Arts, Cultures and Engagement at London Metropolitan University) and Fondazione Marta Czok (Rome/Venice).

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