« All Events

LIVELab 10th Anniversary: The Innocents

April 2 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Free – $33

Come celebrate the 10th Anniversary of LIVElab with a music performance and documentary by The Innocents: performers are JOHN LANE and ALLEN OTTE and documentary film, dir. WOJCIECH LORENC

In-person and LIVE streamed from the LIVELab

Two nights only!
Tuesday, April 2nd and Thursday, April 4th, 2024
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET
Doors open at 6:30 PM

General Admission: CA$30

Student: CA$10

LIVE stream: FREE (sign up required)

Optionally, both in-person and online audiences can participate in a research study using LIVELab's new eye-tracking technology!

All information and an invitation to participate will be sent to the email used for registration.

About The Innocents: Now the subject of an award-winning documentary film, The Innocents is social justice advocacy through performance art. Composed by world-renowned percussionists, Allen Otte and John Lane, the work is an effort to delve deeply into the current issues surrounding the subject of wrongful imprisonment and exoneration, as well as a commitment to connect with the communities in which it is performed. During the LIVELab event, audience members will watch both the live music performance and the documentary.

The music performance explores aspects of the issues surrounding wrongful imprisonment and exoneration in the American criminal justice system: mistaken identity, incarceration, injustice, politics, psychology, and resilience. Some of the pieces are meant to be uncomfortable – a bit too long, momentarily chaotic and confusing, difficult to understand, provocative. Others are simple and direct: melodic and in familiar genres, lyrics recited to percussive accompaniment. Working on an emotional level, the goal is to shine a light on the issue of wrongful incarceration—as if through a prism—in hopes that various aspects surrounding it may briefly come into focus for each of us.

The feature-length documentary, directed by Wojciech Lorenc, showcases Allen and John’s techniques for composing and performing The Innocents. It follows them on tour throughout the US, as they play for everyone from school children to exonerees. Throughout the documentary, we meet some of the individuals affected by unthinkable injustice. We see their reactions to the music performance and bear witness to their incredible resilience.

Learn more: www.the-innocents.com

This event will be LIVE streamed and video recorded.

A processing fee is added to ticket price at check out.

This concert is generously supported by NSERC Discovery, incite Foundation for the Arts, McMaster University Alumni, TD Insurance, Marsales Real Estate, and Long & McQuade Musical Instruments


April 2
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free – $33
Event Categories:
, , ,
Event Tags:
, , , , ,


905-525-9140 ext. 25483
View Organizer Website


Wheelchair accessible


LIVELab McMaster University
2nd Floor Psychology Building, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, L8S 4K1
+ Google Map
905-525-9140 ext. 25483
View Venue Website
Get The Arty Crowd
Monthly Newsletter
Stay updated on all the latest news and events.

Hamilton Arts Council
Your donation is an investment in the Hamilton arts community!
Donate Today!