The Institute of Isolation premieres at ’Beyond the Lab’ — London, UK — 7 JUL, 2016
London Science Museum
The Institute of Isolation is a short film exploring the body beyond Earth’s edge, following Lucy McRae as she tests the effects extreme experience could have on evolving human capacity. A series of sensory chambers simultaneously challenge her body and brain on her plight to adapt; a self–invented microgravity trainer conditions the body for possible life in space, or time spent in an anechoic chamber examines the psychoacoustics of silence. Based on the premise that we are in a different phase of evolution, Lucy contemplates if isolation could be designed to augment fundamental aspects of human resilience.