Alternate Realities

A week of documentaries and free AR installations

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A black and white photograph of a black man and a white woman are pieced together in a digital glitch

Join us for Sheffield Doc/Fest’s pioneering digital art strand, featuring two works from the festival’s Alternate Realities exhibition of interactive and immersive non-fiction. 

In the interactive installation Echo, by Georgie Pinn, audiences step into the shoes of another through a virtual mirror, select a shared story and discover layers of themselves echoed back in a deeply personal exploration of human experience, identity and empathy through an intense and visually unique experience. For this presentation, Echo features new, intimate stories never before experienced.

Alongside Pinn's work is Rob Eagle’s augmented reality installation Through the Wardrobe, playfully inviting visitors into a wardrobe where the possibilities of gender are endless.

These two installations are accompanied by two screenings: Agostino Ferrente’s Selfie and Enrico Masi’s Shelter - Farewell to Eden, two powerful films that explore identity and depict intensely personal experiences in new and innovative ways.


Presented by Sheffield Doc/Fest and Barbican Centre, with support from Arts Council England.


Part of Inside Out

A year exploring the relationship between our inner lives and creativity.

With thanks

Sheffield Doc/Fest

Arts Council England

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Barbican Cinemas 2 & 3 Foyers