Step inside an exact replica of an Antarctic hut and be transported to Deception Island, a tiny caldera in the Antarctic Ocean, battered by the fiercest seas in the world and shaken by volcanic activity. Here the rusting remains of industrial whaling and a seabed littered with whalebones testify to mankind’s greed and brutality - but the island is also an outpost of scientific exploration, a witness to human attentiveness and fortitude.
This brand-new poetry installation from Story Machine and Elizabeth Lewis Williams will summon a place where human endeavour is set in the context of elemental conflict, a remote frontier where climate and months of winter darkness impose a kind of perpetual lockdown.
As the ship carrying the author’s father edges through the
basalt cliffs into the calmer waters of Whaler’s Bay, the island’s many voices,
human and non-human, begin to speak.
Prepare to embark on an immersive poetry, sound and film expedition like nothing you have been on before.
Brought to you by Story Machine.
Running time: 30 minutes
|Sat 23 Oct||10am, 10.40am, 11.20am, 12pm, 12.40pm, 1.20pm|
|Sun 24 Oct - Fri 29 Oct||On the hour from 10am - 7pm|
|Sat 30 Oct||On the hour from 10am - 3pm|