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Admission Free
Start Time 10:00
End Time 00:00

UP:RISE is a groundbreaking Augmented Reality public artwork by artist Baff Akoto, exploring the pathology, history and underlying drivers of English civil unrest in the digital age.

Marking the 10th anniversary of the August 2011 “UK riots”, UP:RISE exhibits via QR codes located nationwide in communities where incidents of unrest were recorded in the summer of 2011. From 6 – 30 August 2021, artist Baff Akoto is presenting UP:RISE nationwide.

Akoto’s UP:RISE exhibition is accompanied by community workshops and a conversation series bringing together artists and thought leaders with community and youth voices to explore the inherent themes of the work, delving into how digital networks connect marginalised people and shape real-world mass dissent.

To culminate the exhibition, FACT will stream Baff Akoto’s new film, UP:RISE TV from their website. Watch online, from wherever you are in the world, below.

UP:RISE TV will be streamed here from 10am on Saturday 28 August 2021.

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