by Richard Ramchurn
The MOMENT is a 'brain controlled' dystopian sci-fi that 'live mixes' three branching stories. Directed by artist and researcher Richard Ramchurn, it uses a Neurosky Headset to detect EEG brainwaves to affect the edit, sound mix and narrative of specially created movie.
The MOMENT itself is set in a future where brain-computer interfaces are both a source of social threat and potential revelation.
The film speaks to our present relationships with each other via social media. It is a reaction to the post truth world. It holds up a mirror to people of their agency, and responsibility.
There are over 18 billion different narrative combinations of the film causing each screening to be unique. In this never seen before performance there is the opportunity for two audience members to control their own version of the film in this back to back screening. Each one will edit The MOMENT and conduct musicians Hallvardur Assgeirrson and Scrubber Fox Live!
"It would be great to sit down for a week and just go through it again and again and again."
"Absolutely nothing compares to the experience."
Praise for The Moment
75 minutes, including Q&A
Suitable for ages 18+