Everything and Nothing

What shapes could the universe be? Does it have an ‘edge’? Is it infinite? A performance project exploring the possible shapes of the universe

Friday 23rd September 6.30pm as part of Researcher’s Night
Department of Art, University of Reading, 1 Earley Gate, Reading RG6 6AT

Intent on creating a map of the universe using complex mathematics, the Everyman Explorer encounters aviator Amelia Earhart who was lost in her 1937 attempt to circumnavigate the globe. The pair find themselves in the company of an order-obsessed librarian who isn’t quite what he seems, in a time-warped universe controlled by an old radio.

In a playful encounter between sound, image, text and mathematics, multi-disciplinary company the19thstep present everything and nothing, devised by composer Dorothy Ker and sculptor Kate Allen with performers Lucy Stevens, Chris Brannick, and Kelcey Swain. The piece was developed in consultation with mathematician Marcus du Sautoy and inspired by Jorge Luis Borges’ story The Library of Babel. Performance lasts c.50 minutes

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