Lynette Wallworth

Performance times
Person sat in the outback

This immersive Emmy Award-winning documentary transports you to a startling collision between cultures, the viewing experience enhanced by 360-degree vision, CGI animation and enveloping sound.

Provided with headsets during a synchronised screening, audiences embark on a journey to the ancient homeland of indigenous elder Nyarri Nyarri Morgan, as he recounts the moment his world was turned upside down. Amid the endless horizon of the remote Western Australian desert, we are given a rare insight into the hidden history of Britain’s nuclear testing by stepping into Morgan’s shoes. 

Pioneer of interactive digital technologies, Lynette Wallworth combines masterful storytelling and virtual reality to share the profound truth of one man’s first and fateful encounter with Western science. The short, powerful piece, seen at Sundance, Davos and the UN, shows how events can reverberate through generations, leaving us with a perspective on how to care for the planet from one of its oldest peoples – the Martu tribe to which Morgan belongs.

Duration: 25 mins, including a 10-min introduction to headset use
Age guidance: 12+

Presented by the Barbican 

Supported by the Skoll Foundation, Sundance Institute, The Ford Foundation/Just Films MacArthur Foundation, World Economic Forum, Pritzker Foundation, Fledgling Fund, Adelaide Film Festival and Australia Council for the Arts

Developed through the Sundance Institute New Frontier|Jaunt VR Residency Program

Members and Members Plus enjoy 20% off ticket prices for this show.

No booking fee. Discounted tickets subject to availability.

Become a member.


Aged 14–25? Join Young Barbican for free.

No booking fee. Subject to availability.

Under 16
Save 50%. Proof of age required on collection.

Students are entitled to half-price tickets in advance for Wednesday evenings. Proof of eligibility required on collection.

£8 per ticket. Call the Groups line on 020 7382 7211 to book.

Visitors with access requirements who have joined our Access Membership scheme may be eligible for reductions on tickets. Call the Box Office on 020 7638 8891. For Minicom facilities, call 07710 854 085.

Corporate Discounts
Save 25%. More info

Discounts are not available on lowest price tickets and are subject to availability. Discounts do not apply to associated talks, films or workshops. They cannot be combined to make greater savings.

*Excludes £3 booking fee
Performance times

Part of Life Rewired

A season exploring what it means to be human when technology is changing everything


‘A milestone VR production’‘
‘A glimpse into the future and a memory of the past‘


photos of two women looking at Vr headset

Watch: an introduction to Collisions

Collisions is a virtual reality journey to the land of indigenous elder Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe in the remote Western Australian Pilbara desert. 


The Pit