From March to May 2022
About Us - at Paisley Abbey, Scotland, part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK.
Courtesy of 59 Productions, 2022
Photo: Lesley Martin, PA Media

Combining live performances and multimedia installations to celebrate the entire history of the universe from Big Bang to the present day, About Us is the opening event for UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK.

Created by 59 Productions, The Poetry Society and Stemettes, and featuring poems and Scratch animations from young people from schools across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the 25-minute projection shows will immerse audiences in a journey through 13.8 billion years of history since the dawn of the universe in a celebration of the infinite ways in which we connect to the cosmos, natural world, and one another.

At night About Us will transform local landmarks in each of the five stops on its UK tour into a vast canvas combining live projection-mapped animation with poetry, music, and live choral. A raft of freestanding plinths containing dynamic theatrical lighting and LED screens will offer the counterpoint of the human-scale narrative against the vast cosmic scale imagery of the video projection.