Is seeing believing, or might reality be a hallucination? We teamed up with neuroscientist Anil Seth to create an immersive installation that explores the world and our perception of this.

Our film and sound installation, Escape to Reality, investigated the nature of conscious experience. Inspired by the work of leading brain scientist Anil Seth, and in collaboration with Katharine Round, director and producer, and Jamie Perera, composer.

We debuted the installation at Nesta’s Future Fest in July. Audiences were invited to step through the dark curtains, don a pair of headphones, and investigate the science behind consciousness. Following the film screening, we hosted discussions with neuroscientists from the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at the University of Sussex and discovered how our brains create an interpretation of the world around us.

Related posts

SGP2017_HistBigBangBoom_AndrewWhitton_FANATIC2017_web4-344x207.jpeg
Nov 29, 2017

Surprising things we learned at our mind-blowing debate series

We held a series of debates at the Secret Garden Party festival that explored the neuroscience behind politics, the psychology of celebrities, and what we know…
Read more
BrainBanquet_623-344x207.jpg
Apr 24, 2014

A Brainy Night Out

I mustered up the courage to try a forkful of brain on the last day of the event. Poached and then fried, it had a slightly crunchy exterior, but was meltingly…
Read more
brainwave-weekender-10-344x207.jpg
Mar 1, 2013

Music of the Mind

Toronto musician Dean Williams scored the final track for our Sonic Tour of the Brain mixtape - a remix of all the recordings we used for our auditory tour of…
Read more

Related Events

BrainBanquet_034-344x207.jpg
2 March 2018

The Appointment

Rich Mix, London
The Appointment is an experimental work in progress, using film and sound to delve deeper into the experience of reality and your conscious self. Based on the…
View event
Brain-1-344x207.jpg
March 2014

Brain Banquet

Dalston Bunker, London
Over three nights in March 2014, we asked an adventurous group of East London diners to feast their senses on the most complex thing in the universe: the human…
View event
brainwave-weekender-10-344x207.jpg
March 2013

Brain Waves Weekender

Barbican Centre, London
We were hired by the Barbican, Europe’s largest multi-arts venue, to produce a range of activities for the Brain Wave Weekender, a series of free…
View event