UNPLUGGED

- a 6 hour site-specific experience presented in conjunction with Whitstable Biennale Satellite Programme -

Lemonade and Laughing Gas introduce something a little different...

Inspired by the Unplugging Movement, and research into how digital technology is changing us, Unplugged is a meditation on how to embrace mindfulness, intimacy, and alone-ness in the digital age. Unplugged wonders what we can do to negate the effects of losing ourselves to a world of screens, and offers audience members the chance to reflect on how digital technology affects their own lives.

It asks our audience to take a risk: to unplug, to detach, to truly explore their perception of the world without the filter of digital culture. In order to do this, we propose a journey. This journey starts with a letter in the post, asks you to board a train, instructs you to connect with strangers you meet, and sneaks a peek at the blissful ocean.

It asks you to embrace slowness, to enjoy being lost, to marvel in small physical movements.

This is a self-led journey of discovery like no other, structured by us, and embarked upon by you.

HOW IT WORKS

Unplugged is a 6 hour outdoor experience for one person at a time. 

The experience begins on train travelling from a city to the seaside. Participants are posted a ‘kit’ in the post before the day which includes train tickets, special vouchers, maps and notes. The experience includes structured pit-stops involving food, drinks and of course, getting on the train home. Participants are invited to go without their phones for the majority of this experience.