Looking to stretch your legs during the next Lockdown? Eager for a new adventure outside of your predicted algorithms? Curious to make some new socially distant friends? Desperate to break the simulation of your everyday reality? Then why not come on a quantum randomly generated walk with us! (We might just crash the Matrix – at the very least find some unexpected surprise encounters!)
Join live artist Sebastian H-W and Walkspace for a ‘Randonautica Walkshop’ (a walking workshop) inspired by and using the recently popular ‘adventure app’ called Randonautica – the world's first quantumly generated ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ reality game. Together we’ll explore the local Birmingham area, walking in search of quantumly random unexpected encounters, in order to document and collect physical and digital evidence in the form of ‘Artefacts’, which we’ll bring back to the studio to discuss, examine and archive in our ongoing research investigations into the relationship between human consciousness and the quantum realm.
Exploring the psychogeography of ‘quantum mysticism’, magical intentionality, and simulation theory, ‘Randonautica Walkshop’ is an interactive walking workshop experience, whereby participants become ‘Randonauts’ – facilitated by artists Sebastian H-W and Andy Howlett via live and remote/smartphone instructions on the free instant messaging app Telegram available on iPhone and Android. Smartphones with strong data roaming are encouraged, but not essential for this Walkshop.
eS-Studio, 55 Great Tindal St, Birmingham, B16 8DR
Saturday, 10th October, 2020
Morning Walkshop: 10am till 1pm (approx.)
Afternoon Walkshop: 3pm till 6pm (approx.)
Due to social distancing measures, spaces are strictly limited and booking is essential. Book a place on one of the walks here:
This is a "pay what you can" event. We suggest a £4+ donation to cover refreshments and workshop materials. If possible, please bring all donations in cash, otherwise Contactless Card donations will also be available via mobile card reader at the venue.
- Participants will meet at the artist’s studio in central Birmingham where refreshments will be provided.
- Once all participants are assembled, Sebastian will explain how the Walkshop will run, how the Randonautica app works, and facilitate all participants through an interactive workshop to find your ‘quantum intentions’
- We will choose a random participants’ ‘quantum intentions’
- Their ‘quantum intentions’ are then transformed into quantumly random GPS points in the local area
- All participants walk with the artist to the first GPS points focusing on the first participant's ‘quantum intentions’
- All participants will be invited to document their walk through photo/video/audio multimedia via the Telegram app.
- Once the group reach the GPS location, we will document and collect physical and digital evidence of the manifestation of the participant’s ‘quantum intention’.
- We will then randomly decide the next participant to follow their ‘quantum intention’ to their GPS point.
- (Repeat steps 3 to 8)
- Once all participants have lead the walk to their GPS points, the whole tour group will return to the artist’s studio for debriefing and refreshments.
Social Distancing Measures
This Walkshop is subject to social distancing measures in force on the 10th October. Participants will have to remain 1 to 2m apart at all times (unless from the same household). We sadly may have to cancel the Walkshop if the restrictions are too high/stringent but we will make every effort to ensure the event can go ahead as planned.
Access to the eS-Studio venue involves climbing 2 sets of stairs. Due to the period features of the venue, we are unable to provide ramp/level access or elevator/lift to the artist’s studio. Unfortunately, eS-Studio has no central heating and is not advised for anyone with a strong mould allergy. We advise all participants to wear warm layers both in the artist’s studio and outdoors on the walks.
Please email: carpe.quantum.fatum[at]gmail.com
Sebastian H-W (MX:UK) is a Live Artist based in the West Midlands whose work explores identity, memory, technology, participation, and bodies, through cutting-edge approaches to creating live performances, action-based interventions, immersive tours, games, and installations. He has made work across a range of sites, spaces, and places including; grand theatres, queer clubs, white cubes, black-boxes, historic watchtowers, city streets, quiet canals, the palm of your hand, and the voices inside your head. He has performed on both a national and international level including the V&A Museum, Artsadmin, Battersea Arts Centre, Chelsea Theatre, The Wellcome Collection, Camden People’s Theatre, Arnolfini Bristol, Tempting Failure Festival, Sarean Centro Cultural Bilbao (Spain) Meinblau Gallery, and Gruntaler9 Berlin (Germany), Grace Exhibition Space NYC (USA) and UABJO Oaxaca (México). He has been funded by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, British Council in Mexico, Jerwood Charitable Commission among other public and private funded bodies. Follow Sebastian on Twitter & Instagram: @SebastnHW – Facebook: www.facebook.com/sebastnhw More Info: http://bit.ly/sebastnhw