Image by Ed Waring
With the Brexit vote still casting a looming shadow across daily life in Britain, we could be forgiven for stopping and thinking a little more about the world we’re living in and what we might be leaving behind for future generations. While Leeds-based interactive arts organisation Invisible Flock might not be explicitly focusing on current events in their new spoken word show Control, they are providing food for thought about what real change could look like.
The group conducted 62 interviews with people living on the edge of control or at the centre of global news events. These interviews included a science fiction author, the leader of the Icelandic Pirate Party, the Associate Director at the Centre for Disease Control, a post mortem ethicist and a women’s rights activist. When drawn together, the collection of responses pose a series of hypothetical futures and ideas for future change. While the audience may not necessarily agree with the interviewees’ visions, the views presented in this intriguing new work will no doubt get us all thinking about what we really want for the future.