YOU can choose to experience the portable version of Colston’s Last Journey anywhere in the world!
Simply choose your statue (or indeed any location), open the app, press ‘BEGIN’ – and, magically, you are instantly afloat on the Sea of Woe. Lost voices, statistics, fragments of audio arise out of the Sea of Woe and disappear again into its depths.
Circling around you, you will see (on your screen) 9 Ghost Ships. Each of these ships represents a different facet of the Transatlantic Trafficking of Enslaved Africans.
YOU are the purple arrow: you can (1) physically move to where the ships are circling and stay there. They will slowly process past you, then disappear into the distance; or, you can (2) ‘board’ any of the ships, and, by moving slowly in its direction of travel, stay on it to hear everything it has to tell you.
VIDEO OF EXPERIENCE (currently work-in-progress only)
THIS IS A SOUNDART PROJECT, NOT AN HISTORICAL GUIDE