LightNight 2019 – Moorfields: Ritual 2.0

LightNight 2019 - Moorfields: Ritual 2.0
LightNight 2019 – Moorfields: Ritual 2.0

Dates: 17/05/2019
Times: 17:00 - 22:30

17:00 – 22:30
4 Old Hall Street
L3 9RQ

LightNight Commission

bido lito! and Merseyrail present a new work set within the subterranean tunnels of Moorfields station. RITUAL 2.0 is a large-scale, public realm audio-visual installation, developed by artist Sam Wiehl with an accompanying soundtrack mix by Forest Swords. Marking the launch of bido100! this piece will encourage you to consider a creative future based on Artificial Intelligence.

We live in a fast-paced age of unparalleled technological advancement. Come 2028, it is feasible that robots will be driving our cars, teaching our children and administering our healthcare. It seems that artistic creativity is no longer a uniquely human condition either, with a variety of AI-platforms claiming the capacity to create artwork from scratch with minimal human involvement.

What implication does this new world of creative AI – where art is created independently by machines – have for the cultural, music-based rituals and celebrations so central to our societies? Are we at the vanguard of a new chapter of ritualistic expression, a cross pollination between human and AI creativity? Is this Ritual 2.0?

The installation evolves via a series of live performances taking place on the hour, every hour between 17:00 — 22:00.

Level access via Moorfields, off Dale Street.