Post-Truth and Beauty
Interactive sound and light installation
Post-Truth and Beauty aims to create a sensory experience analogous to the ungraspable nature of ‘truth’ by presenting partial glimpses into an abstract world of light and sound.
Visitors are invited to interact with the work one at a time by entering into the speaker ring. Light and sound both change in response to where the viewer’s head is positioned. Different parts of this world are revealed as the viewer moves their head and changes their perspective.
The work responds to a descent we’ve felt since Brexit and Trump across the political spectrum into tribalist discourses of labels and ‘othering’. People seem increasingly certain that their own perspective grants them the real truth, while finding shallow reasons to dismiss those who disagree with them: out of touch, uneducated, elitist, victims of disinformation. Post-Truth and Beauty aims to provoke questions about how evidence and truth relate to perspective, authority and power. Where do we draw the line between subjective and objective reality, and why?
Created in collaboration with Aphra Shemza.
- 2 – 5 Nov 2017, We Are Robots, Old Truman Brewery, London
- 4 May – 1 Jun 2017, Morley Gallery, London
- Shortlisted for the New European Media Art Award, 2017
- Shortlisted for the Zealous Emerge Digital Art Award, 2018
- WE ARE ROBOTS 2017, Made In London, 5 Nov 2017
- A Londres, la musique du futur sonne aussi maker, Makery, 7 Nov 2017
Post-Truth and Beauty was created by Tim Murray-Browne in collaboration with Aphra Shemza.
Documentation film by Antonino Manola.
Photography: Antonino Manola, Suzi Corker, Tim Murray-Browne.
WE ARE ROBOTS EXHIBITION:
Producer – Terry Tyldesley
Build and exhibition team – Rosa Harter, Megan Ellen Sands, Francesco Soave, Joy Stacey, Terry Tyldesley, Lizzie Wilson
Commissioned for The Engine Room at Morley Gallery, Morley College London.
With thanks to Camilo Salazar, the team at Morley Gallery, Mike Harrison, Jamie Howard, Tadeo Sendon, Delfin Ortiz, Natalia Franklin-Pierce, Jan Lee, Harry Murdoch, John Murray, Maddalena Vatti, Christopher Dickens.
Post-Truth and Beauty was exhibited at We Are Robots 2017 in partnership with Morley College.