Saturday 22nd May 2021 to
Sunday 13th June 2021
John Walter's Jezreel’s Tower is a new work that tells the story of James Jershom Jezreel, his apocalyptic Victorian cult, and the building of their headquarters in Medway. The project uses the story of the cult to allegorise the spread of memes. It demonstrates how viruses of the mind can get a free ride on the back of art, music, and architecture in order to gain a selective advantage in the war for our attention. Jezreel’s Tower takes Walter’s interest in ‘shonky’ production values to a new level of complexity. The video combines narrative film strategies with a new repertoire of video collage made possible by his use of Virtual Reality drawing and gaming engines. This work was conceived to be installed in a space, with VR headsets for viewing, but due to Covid-19 restrictions it is now being shown online, as a modified version.