The Operating Theater presents The Oracle, an immersive living wax works, which transforms The Brick into an exhibition hall where artifacts and a series of live dioramas tell the story of Iris Atalanta Lee. A historical figure from the first British Industrial Revolution, Lee was beheaded by the government for inciting a Luddite riot against the automation of stocking factories. After her publicly displayed head was stolen it traveled the world, purportedly sharing secrets from beyond the grave. Witness for yourself whether this historic and Promethean oracle foretells the future.
Audiences are invited to engage in Iris’s life story through video, listening stations, interactive media displays, historic artifacts, and interactive, performed dioramas that loop continuously throughout the event. The Operating Theater is known for an inimitable phantasmagoric style, an astounding eye for detail, and a mischievous sense of humor and The Oracle brings to life an incredible world that goes beyond ordinary science fiction or fantasy to forecast an uncanny and incomparable prophecy of the future.