By Davy and Kristin McGuire
Davy & Kristin McGuire’s beautiful but haunting display of holographic projections into water features uncanny sea creatures and mermaids’ encounter with plastic pollution and climate change. As global warming impacts the habitats of humans, animals and sea creatures we see fish populations diminish, go extinct or move to better living and feeding grounds. Mermaids are not exempt from this destructive process. In various parts of the world they have been forced to migrate to better feeding grounds in order to survive. Moving closer to urban environments helps them to live off human food waste, but the Sirens’ appearance is a symptom of worse things to come…
Concept & Creation: Davy & Kristin McGuire
Sound: Spesh Maloney
Lyrics: Christina Lewis
Performers: Laura Hudson, Laura Siddal, Kristin McGuire
Director of Photography: Gary Tanner
Camera Assistants: Paul Craythorne, Bhulla Begal
Project Manager: Sharon Worsnop
Sirens was commissioned by Absolutely Cultured.
About Davy and Kristin McGuire
‘What follows makes the jaw drop and the head whirl.’ The Times
Davy & Kristin McGuire are multi-award winning mixed reality artists, internationally renowned for creating idiosyncratic experiences using immersive and experientialtechnologies, fine art, digital projection and storytelling.
The art duo has been commissioned by organisations such as the RSC, Canal+, Barneys New York, London International Mime Festival and ELLE China amongst many others. Their works have been exhibited, sold, published and screened internationally, and their critically acclaimed projects have been invited to tour to more than 100 venues in 23 different countries over 4 continents.
The duo have won the Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award, the Australian Helpmann Award for Best Visual Theatre Production, the Japan Space Design Association Award and most recently Innovation of the Year at the Museum + Heritage Awards.
‘Magical and exquisitely crafted, Davy and Kristin McGuire’s universe is full of visual wonders.’ The Guardian