A man sits cross-legged looking into the camera, surrounded by desk lamps, a TV wrapped in fairy lights, a guitar against the wall and confetti on the floor. He is wearing yellow tights, a cape, a T-shirt with a face of Elmo and 'Tickle Me!' written on the front, and he has a egg cup with two eggs balanced on his head.
Instagramming the Apocalypse, Byron Vincent

Byron Vincent – Instagramming the Apocalypse

In this funny and entertaining performance, Instagramming The Apocalypse, multi-award winning writer, performer and broadcaster Byron Vincent turns his sharp wit and curious mind to the modern malaise.

Who do you trust when the news is fake, your partner is cheating on you and global politics is an exploding clown car? Byron Vincent is diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, but with dying icons, impending climate catastrophe and that bloke from Home Alone Two in charge of world’s largest nuclear arsenal, isn’t blind panic the only sane response?

It’s a glib, postmodern world in which cynicism is cool, modern life is rubbish and sincerity is for suckers; but as concepts like truth, peace and hope become risible anachronisms, maybe it’s time to re-evaluate our perspective. In a post-satire age, what’s so funny about peace, love and understanding?

This project is the Farnham Maltings Partnership Award. The aim of this award is to re-examine the notion of rural touring by exploring the potential of village halls and communities.