For their next Viral Open Session, Lighthouse presents The Informals, an improvised performance by artists Polina Medvedeva and Andreas Kühne about non-conformity and ways of living in the digital age.
This partly autobiographical work uses live music and documentary film footage to focus on the experiences of young ‘digital natives’ in the Russian city of Murmansk. To escape the norms and constraints of northern Russia, young people in Murmansk gravitate to deserted areas, where they improvise with space and create new stories through their digital community and culture.
The materials collected from Murmansk are played by the artists live using an audiovisual instrument, which produces new unscripted versions with each live performance.
There will be a Q&A at the end of the performance with Polina, Andreas and local artists involved in the project as it takes place in Brighton.