A performance-fiction inhabited by characters collectively known as the Gold Ones – an undetermined cohort of higher spiritual beings that exist across time, and reside in the 'Cosmic Care Home' (CCH). Although supposedly existing on a higher astral plane, and capable of affecting aspects of our mere mortal existence – the place they inhabit resembles a ‘total institution’; they are cut off from a wider community, and lead a bureaucratically controlled existence, watched over by an elusive staff of 'Helping Hands'.
This project has resulted in video installations, performances, public sculpture and a video game. More recently, within group workshops The Gold Ones move through cycles of activity - rest, affirmation, meals, exercise, games, care, treatment - developing the trajectory of the work through structural conditioning and ‘what needs to be done’. In 2019 we will develop a new computer game version of the work, using Unreal Engine 4 to create a playable version of The Gold Ones to be distributed online.
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The Gold Ones suggested an intention to work as both absurdist satire on the corporate marketing of privatised services and a pure spectacle