WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS – ROSS SUTHERLAND: IMAGINARY ADVICE
Award-winning writer Ross Sutherland creates new stories from old video-footage.
The conspiracy theory has become the predominant expression of our age. The internet
overflows with amateur theorists, analysing every video-frame for confirmation of their
In his new show IMAGINARY ADVICE, Ross Sutherland takes the analytical skills of
Internet-cranks and re-imagines them as an artform in their own right. Sutherland
presents random pieces of video, then teases out “alternative interpretations” and hidden
meanings, finding secrets where none were intended.
“A true adventurer in form” — The Stage
An old bank advert secretly contains a warning of the financial crash; an Irish news report
hides a Renaissance Painting; a TED Talk hides an forgotten dream. “Stare long enough at
anything, I promise, you’ll find what you’re looking for…”
About Ross Sutherland:
Creator of the Imaginary Advice podcast (winner: Best Fiction, British Podcast Awards;
New Statesman “Best Podcasts of 2018). “One of podcasting’s brightest lights” – The AV
On his play Stand By For Tape Back Up: “Gorgeous, Funny and Emotional” ****.
Time Out. “Consuming, Compelling Hypnotic” ****. The Telegraph
Writer of BBC2’s Missing Episode, the Channel 4 miniseries Devil in Fancy Dress.
Pay What You Can Afford
Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm
Colchester Arts Centre
Church Street - Colchester