West Handyside Canopy, King's Cross| Map
'PHOBIARAMA DEBUNKS THE MECHANICS OF FEAR AND POWER IN OUR SOCIETY IN A GRIPPING WAY.'
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This event was part of LIFT 2018
This immersive excursion into our contemporary culture of fear invited audience members to step on board the Dutch theatre maker and visual artist Dries Verhoeven’s political ghost train, bringing them face to face with the ever-increasing threats and paranoia engulfing a society obsessed with safety and perfection.
Audience members were taken through a tour of today’s angst-fuelling media landscape that’s so flawlessly exploited by politicians, terrorists, marketers and fake news. This 21st century theatrical haunted house came to London for the first time following sell-out performances at festivals across Europe.
Described by the Observer as a ‘visionary athlete who has taken an extraordinary imaginative leap’, Dries Verhoeven is a world-renowned artist who makes installations and performances highlighting the socio-political reality we live in. His work Life Streaming was presented at LIFT 2010.
Dates: Fri 9 – Mon 18 June 2018
'JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU’RE SAFE THIS EARTH-SHATTERING PERFORMANCE INSTALLATION KNOCKS THE WIND EVEN FURTHER OUT OF YOU. BREATHTAKING!'
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'OFFERS AN INCREASINGLY PIERCING COMMENT ON THE WAY WE PLAY INTO THE HANDS OF THOSE INTENT ON EXPLOITING OUR FEAR'