2016

In 2016 Bertram debuted Ultiverse at  East Street Arts hosting several special events in the immersive environment.

ALTARS

In ‘Altars’ poet and writer Malika Booker took audience members on a journey of loss and celebration, with initial readings and reflection in the ephemeral space culminating in a time of talking, food, singing and dancing.

HALF TERM WORKSHOP

Aron Kyne and Akeelah Bertram led the Half Term workshop, where children aged 5-10 learnt about every element of the installation. Children created their own reflective objects, controlled the lighting of the installation and presented an improvised performance using synthesisers, keyboards & audio loops.

RETURN OF THE GRIOT/R

In his talk Return of the Griot/r, Christopher Lutterodt-Quarcoo invited audiences to discover alternate histories, exploring ancient sound practices that outstrip current technology, and speculating future uses for sound in surveillance and recording history.

THE SUNDAY PRACTISE

The Sunday Practise introduced many voices to the Ultiverse through its open mic format. Visitors sat, lay and talked in the darkness, bathed in sound, music, poetry and audio reactive visuals.

In 2018 we created a live Encounter through an intense collaborative process

In 2017 we introduced interactions into the environment with the help of live audiences