HURST aka @KarenBarley

 

In 2011 Karen Barley went into Croham Hurst to look for her boyfriend and never came back. She tweeted live over a 3 week period, to let everyone know what was happening.

 

Genre: Transmedia/Multimedia live event

*Winner People's Choice - New Media Award - 2011

 

Karen Barley is convinced by her sinister "Boss" from Croydon Museum, to take on an outdoors project in an ancient bronze age woods. Her boyfriend Darren is excited about a mysterious legend of the Hurst and can't wait to find a hidden path he's heard about. On first appearance the Hurst seems mundane, with traffic and people close by.

But gradually they begin to experience strange sounds and druid like signs. When Darren discovers the path, he opens a portal that lets in his "Other" and his world begins to clash with this parallel universe.

Convinced that her boyfriend is trying to frighten her, Karen slowly spirals into a deadly paranoia that results in tragedy. And all the while her madness is played out for all to see as she uses Twitter to tell everyone what's happening.

www.karenbarley.co.uk