In 2016 Bertram debuted Ultiverse at East Street Arts hosting several special events in the immersive environment.
In ‘Altars’ poet and writer Malika Booker took audience members on a journey of loss and celebration, with initial readings and reflection in the ephemeral space culminating in a time of talking, food, singing and dancing.
HALF TERM WORKSHOP
Aron Kyne and Akeelah Bertram led the Half Term workshop, where children aged 5-10 learnt about every element of the installation. Children created their own reflective objects, controlled the lighting of the installation and presented an improvised performance using synthesisers, keyboards & audio loops.
THE SUNDAY PRACTISE
The Sunday Practise introduced many voices to the Ultiverse through its open mic format. Visitors sat, lay and talked in the darkness, bathed in sound, music, poetry and audio reactive visuals.