A project by Extant
This dramatic pilot installation of Flatland created an immersive world of sensation and sound, based on E A Abbott’s 1884 satirical novella. It tells the story of a two-dimensional world, populated by unusual 2D characters where social classes are distinguished by using the ‘Art of Hearing’ and the ‘Art of Feeling’. In our 2-dimensional universe, the dark was used to represent the third missing dimension, and the audience was asked to independently explore with senses other than their sight: the feel, space and sounds that constitute this unusual strange world. To help them, they each used a handheld robotic prototype device, utilising cutting-edge technology, which guided them through Flatland.