11 – 12 MAY, 11:00- 18:00, Interactive installation **

Moses the Lonely Londoner, Agorama

Eranda Studio at The Photographers’ Gallery

This project takes inspiration from Moses Aloetta, the main character in Sam Selvon’s novel The Lonely Londoners, which follows the lives of various Caribbean immigrants around the period of the Windrush generation in London. By drawing passages from the book and feeding them into an AI chatbot, developed using machine learning, Moses is reimagined in the 21st century. 

Drawing parallels between the loneliness expressed in Sam Selvon’s 1950s London in The Lonely Londoners and the notions of isolation propelled by Social Media, users are invited to connect with Moses on their mobile device share content with him and enter his telecocoon. A virtual mosaic featuring images, videos, and gifs shared with Moses online will be comprised and presented in the exhibition’s physical space.

On 11 and 12 May, users interactions and exchanges with Moses’s from the previous weeks will take place at The Photographers’ Gallery via a moving image installation and online on the Snapchat channel @timebeinglive.

How to interact with Moses?

To connect with Moses, you can chat with him via Facebook Messenger. You can find a connection to him here:

London Audience

For audiences in Moses’s hometown, a great way to get to know Moses better is to take a walk around Soho and Covent Garden with him, just follow the google maps path:

Please Note: The Photographers’ Gallery is open on Saturday, 10:00 – 18:00 and Sunday, 11:00 – 18:00 PM. Exhibition Day Pass £5/£2.50 Concessions. Free from 17:00 until close