Commissioned for Coastal Currents 2018, ‘MOTHer’ was a narrative based project housed in an Augmented Reality app featuring real world components and interventions. It acted as an origin story for The Hastings Moth Project, 2010, taking influence from folklore and the notion of myth-making in the era of  ‘Fake News’. It featured a  specially commissioned narrative entitled ‘It Came From The Sea’, written by Hastings based author and Unoffical Britian founder/ editor Gareth E Rees, which imagined an alternate reality where the Moths landed on the walls of Hastings and St.Leonards from a very different source but with the same intentions. We asked Gareth to create a narrative that touched on invasion b-movies, social paranoia and community in the time of Brexit. We worked with award winning 3D artist/ modeler Gocken Yuksek whose models have featured on NetFlix’s Black Mirror to create the characters for the AR. The story is told as recounted memories by singer and musician Jessica Banks, in her first role as voice over artist. It was all held together inside an app developed for us by Alister Clarkson from Shape of Sound. The wider story featured further collaborations with actor/ playwrite John Knowles, ethical taxidermist Jazmine Miles-Long and Sea Shanty writer/ singer Bob Tipler. Watch a synopsis of the project below.