Date of release: Monday, December 16, 2013

JERIKOThe terror of being lost at sea has been the inspiration for a combination of audio-visual art and history presented by the University of Greenwich at the National Maritime Museum (NMM).

The event marked the opening of the NMM’s Turner and the Sea exhibition. The work was created by Studio for Electronic Theatre, a research group within the university’s Department of Communication and Creative Arts, and art duo boyleANDshaw. Together they created an immersive sound and visual work entitled JERIKO, which put the audience at its heart, exploring the work and life of the celebrated artist JMW Turner, in particular the semi-fictionalised character of later-life Turner as Admiral Booth. As the event unfolded the National Maritime Museum was transformed into a Turner-esque digital seascape of colours, lights and sounds.

Dr Stephen Kennedy, Principal Lecturer, Media & Communication, Media Arts at the university, says: “It went really well. Everything was organised very quickly – the NMM called us with a fairly broad theme of being lost at sea and how it reflects their Turner exhibition. The people at the museum had never seen anything like what we did and they loved it so there is now the possibility of future collaborations.”

Picture: Adrian Shaw, Malachy Orozco (as Admiral Booth) and Matt Boyle immersed in phantasmagoric landscapes created by Dr Fahrudin Nuno Salihbegovic.

For more on studying Media & Communication at the University of Greenwich: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/ug/med/p390

For more on Turner & the Sea: http://www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/events/turner-and-the-sea

For more on Studio for Electronic Theatre: http://www.setlab.eu/

(link for Admiral Booth: http://www.turnersociety.org.uk/Turner_biography.pdf)

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