The Tell-Tale Rooms

In January 2024, The Advanced Research Centre will exhibit Andrew and Eden Kötting’s The Tell-Tale Rooms

The Tell-Tale Rooms: VR experience and immersive installation – LAUNCH
17:00 – 19:00, Tuesday 16 January | Advanced Research Centre
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The Tell-Tale Rooms is a 12-minute father/daughter collaboration by Andrew and Eden Kötting, experienced as an immersive installation, that leads us on a journey into Eden’s fantastical world. Blending immersive animation, archive and live action, it celebrates the wonders of Eden’s rare neurological syndrome by opening up the fusty doors of perception into a world of 360 virtual reality.

The piece is situated inside a VR replica of an old farmhouse deep in the French Pyrenees, which has been home to Eden and Andrew on-and-off for over 30 years. Once we enter the house Eden takes us on a journey into places that we have not been before. In this world you walk amongst the artworks, memories and dreams of Eden Kötting, a visually impaired, neuro-divergent artist. Although Eden is profoundly disabled, here she is the mischief-maker and mistress of ceremonies. She leads us on a journey that celebrates the wonders of the human condition and offers a rare and positive insight into her life.

The Tell-Tale Rooms runs as a free, drop-in exhibition from 16 – 26 January at the Advanced Research Centre – details available here

Andrew Kötting Artist Talk, in Conversation with Simon Kövesi
17:00 – 19:00, Thursday 25 January | Kelvin Hall Lecture Theatre
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You are also warmly invited to join Andrew Kötting’s artist talk with our very own Professor Simon Kövesi, who was part of Andrew’s “By Our Selves” film and performance project, which focused on John Clare’s “Journey Out of Essex”. They’ll discuss Andrew’s practice and share excerpts from some of Andrew’s films.

This event will be held at the Kelvin Hall and is hosted in partnership with The ARC.