Join Echo (narrated by Tilda Swinton) in this VR experience who will guide you through the many realities of Goliath – a man who spent years isolated in psychiatric institutions – but finds connection in multiplayer games.
Combining heart-felt dialogue, mesmerising visuals and symbolic interactions, weave through multiple worlds to uncover Goliath's poignant story.
Created by Anagram, the team that brought you The Collider and Door into the Dark. Winners of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Storyscapes award, the 2019 Sandbox Immersive Art award, and part of the Best VR in 2019 at the Venice International Film Festival.
The story is about connection in our present world and by making GOLIATH, we hope to achieve a better understanding of the social role of online video games in the lives of people who have been marginalised by society.Barry Gene Murphy and May Abdalla, Directors
Mon – Sat 11am – 7pm
Sun 11am – 4pm
The experience will run once every hour.
Running time: 25 minutes
Age guidance: 13+
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Access: Goliath is designed as a standing experience, but it can be experienced just as well sitting down. Please ask a member of the team if you would prefer to sit.
Warnings: Strong language. Contains themes surrounding schizophrenia.
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE?
Virtual Reality (VR) is the use of computer technology to create a simulated world. Guests wear a headset with integrated over the ear headphones.
DO I NEED TO BOOK?
You can pre-book tickets to this free experience to guarantee a space, or just turn up on the day.
Each session has a capacity of 6.
Last admission is 7pm Mon – Sat, 4pm Sun.
DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING?
Spectacles may be worn under the VR headset however it may be more comfortable to wear contact lenses or go without your glasses for the experience.
WHAT ARE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES?
Most people do not experience any negative reactions to Virtual Reality. However, VR may be disorientating for individuals who are neurodiverse, have hearing or sight impairments, or experience vertigo, epilepsy, dizziness, seizures, motion sickness or fainting.
If you are pregnant or have a pacemaker, please consult with your GP before taking part.
If you have a pacemaker or other implanted medical device, do not use the headset and controller without first consulting your doctor or the manufacturer of your medical device.
Trained facilitators will be on hand to provide support and guidance throughout the experience should you require it.
We thoroughly clean and sanitise all equipment, including headsets and headphones, with hospital-grade antibacterial wipes and a UV machine before each use. We request that you use the hand sanitiser provided on arrival.
Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. VR is not recommended for Under 13s.
Babies in slings are not permitted inside the experience.
Any guests arriving for the experience who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be permitted to take part.
GOLIATH: PLAYING WITH REALITY is a new work by Anagram, in co-production with Floréal Films.
It has been made with the support of Oculus VR for Good; the British Film Institute (BFI) awarding funds from the National Lottery; Creative XR, Digital Catapult and the Arts Council England; CNC; and StoryFutures Academy.
Developed thanks to La Biennale di Venezia - Biennale College Cinema VR.