BEDLAM concept video
An extended reality experience by Mat Collishaw
BEDLAM is a multi-user, interactive, and highly personalised experience that envelops the visitor in a journey through the world’s oldest lunatic hospital.
BEDLAM can accommodate 10 spectators at a time. Visitors will first experience an immersive exhibition designed by the artist that presents some exclusive historical material, medical records and individual testimonies.
They will then progress to a virtual recreation of Bethlem Hospital in the 17th century. Guided by a female porter, embodied by a live actor, they will move from cell to cell interacting with patients with delusional symptoms and compelling testimonies.
The show is accessible from any location via the connection to a dedicated digital platform in addition to any spectator equipped with a virtual reality headset, a computer or a smartphone.
BY MAT COLLISHAW
A COPRODUCTION BETWEEN EL-GABAL AND MINKY PRODUCTIONS