World Kiosk

Variable Matter


Bringing the world a little bit closer.

Picture this: a street kiosk disrupting the fabric of everyday life. An intimate and enchanting digital sound and light installation where communities collide. Sip tea amidst a calming atmosphere, engaging in thought-provoking conversation, encouraging new connections. Put on headphones and be transported into a place where stories come alive. Listen and connect with the life journeys of what makes people all over the world who they are.

We invite you to find out about your global neighbours in a whole new light…

About Variable Matter

Led by David Shearing, Variable Matter is an artist-led collective working across design, art, intervention and performance. Established with the aim to bring about change: environment, political and social, through high quality and rigorous artistic projects. Variable Matter examines placemaking through design-led practice, transforming the everyday into magical and meaningful events.

David Shearing is a multi-award winning artist who creates immersive multimedia environments and spaces. He explores audience engagement by creating intimate, and at times spectacular, art and performance installations using video, sound and organic materials. He won World Stage Design awards for installation in 2013 and 2017.


Funding, commissioning and partner credits:

World Kiosk is supported by Without Walls and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Commissioned by Brighton Festival and Havering Changing.

Image credits © Variable Matter