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In Pursuit of Repetitive Beats

Venue FACT
Admission £22
Start Time 11:00
End Time 21:00

Transport yourself into the heart of the Acid House movement in this euphoric and interactive virtual reality adventure.

In Pursuit of Repetitive Beats by award-winning immersive artist Darren Emerson will take you on a multi-sensory joyride into the past. Grab your friends and go in search of an illegal rave set over one night in Coventry in 1989. The virtual reality experience brings to life the stories of promoters, police officers, and rave-goers, whose rivalries and relationships drove a working class revolution in music and society. 

From poster-strewn bedrooms and pirate radio stations to a police headquarters and empty warehouse events, you’ll step into the shoes of rave culture pioneers as you witness this social phenomenon first-hand. Feel the anticipation, trepidation, excitement, and euphoria that was Acid House through an explorable virtual world and multi-sensory simulation.

Book your ticket back to 1989 to share in an experience that shaped a generation. 

Following the VR experience, don’t miss a small exhibition containing archive and other audio-visual materials exploring Liverpool’s Acid House scene to enjoy at your leisure. From Liverpool’s infamous all-nighters at Quadrant Park to the rise of Cream as a super club and global brand. 

This immersive experience is presented by FACT in celebration of Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool.

In Pursuit of Repetitive Beats was originally commissioned and presented as part of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021. Supported by the BFI Film Fund, awarding National Lottery Funding.

*** When booking, please select either a WALKING or STATIC experience.***
Whether you are walking, seated or standing, each attendee will have access to the same virtual experience and virtual space. The WALKING experience allows audiences to move physically around the virtual environments within a large play space. The STATIC experience provides the audience member with a smaller fixed space where you can sit, stand and rave whilst you using controllers to move you within the larger virtual environments.

This experience lasts 45-60 mins and runs once every hour.

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