Following the death of their goldfish, a couple embark on a quest to transform matter.
Their day trip to a local beauty spot takes on new dimensions as they attempt to transcend the laws of nature.
IOU's base at Dean Clough becomes an eerie film studio where the travellers are seen immersed in their journey. As the travellers become enmeshed within the mechanics of the universe, they are shadowed by a cluster of ghost-like film technicians, who manipulate their progress.
Action is mixed live on-screen as the couple grapple with their environment. Confronted by electro-magnets, liquid nitrogen, compressed air and old fridges, the couple attempt to find their bearings.
Once the travellers had reached the end of their journey the audience were transported to Beacon Hill, over looking Halifax, for a fantastically normal finale.
Electric Field is the first of a series of works exploring ideas generated in response to IOU's Artistic Director David Wheeler's time in Antarctica as artist in residence with the British Antarctic Survey.
This work also includes Antarctic Travelogue, an exhibition of panoramic videos and photographs.