Now and Then

Tom Williams


20 minutes

VR 360° video

Version x

Variant x (2022) Contact exhibition Connecticut College, CT.

Bridging the past and present of Coventry, UK, in “Now and Then,” Tom Williams combines archival recordings of local people who survived the 1940 blitz where much of the city was destroyed, with images of contemporary and past Coventry, and contemporary recordings of the city. For this work AI and human creators cooperated to create image landscapes that surround the ruins of the cathedral creating an enveloping juxtaposition of a destroyed past and the reconstructed life of today’s Coventry.