Siren Servers

Sonica 2017

In the Victorian catacombs beneath the Merchant City, in a building which housed one of the city’s first print shops, lurks a siren summoning us towards the post-print age. Donning a VR helmet, visitors make their way through a series of immersive digital environments – designed in a unique collaboration between The Butler Brothers, ISOdesign, Giles Lamb and Numbercult – that draw from their makers’ background in 3-D imaging, games design, soundtrack composition, neuroscience and more. Reacting to human movement, each environment becomes a spectacular vista, by turns playful and mesmerising: visions of an alluring future that’s coming closer with every moment.

All sound, graphics, animation and programming © the artists