Festival Launch: All Things Equal – Rebecca Smith + Loraine James

A white woman in a black jumper and blue jeans stands in a pool of white light and haze.
Image: Rebecca Smith
Depot Mayfield
Tue Mar 08 - 7:00pm

A large-scale, immersive audiovisual installation marks the launch of a bold new manifesto for gender equality in music.

A large-scale, immersive audiovisual installation by artist Urban Projections (Rebecca Smith) and “genre-splicing genius of British electronic music” Loraine James marks the launch of a bold new manifesto for gender equality in music from Brighter Sound.

The new commission All Things Equal represents a shift in equilibrium. The audiovisual installation uses dream-like architectural shapes and forms to address a rebalance, exploring ideas of parity, and how we reach that point of change.  There is an acute sense of tension and harmony felt throughout, from beautifully transcendent moments of calm and reflection, to chaotic and sometimes disorientating mechanical swells.

“Behind the bolted door is an exploding meteor, at the end of the hall ocean splashes onto the shore”


Taking over Depot Mayfield to celebrate International Women’s Day, this free event will run till midnight with an incredible line-up of DJs including Girls Don’t Sync and Shannen SP. The installation will also feature a new spoken word commission by Princess Arinola Adegbite aka Bitez.


In the process of creating this work, Rebecca has shared skills and knowledge with four female artists interested in exploring a shift in their work towards digital practice. The result is a beautiful and otherworldly experience that speaks to the importance of change and recognition, and supports the development of a new generation of creative women working in tech.

“I really hope that we can inspire a new wave of female and non-binary artists to feel confident in using technology to express their creative ambitions and to understand that their potential should never be limited.”

Rebecca Smith


No recommended age limit.
This is a free event featuring an immersive audiovisual experience containing haze and flashing lights. There will be loud music and DJs.


This event takes place at Depot Mayfield, a fully accessible warehouse event space.


Co-produced by Brighter Sound and Submerge.
Artwork by Rebecca Smith (Urban Projections)
Music by Loraine James
Spoken word by Princess Arinola


Depot Mayfield

A unique found space showcasing Manchester’s industrial past, hosting arts, culture, music and community events in a huge former railway station and now home to Freight Island.

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2022 Programme

A citywide festival of innovative performance, music and creative technology presented over two weekends in March. Learn More