Blast Theory is renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists' groups using interactive media. more...
Our new permanent work for the Red Cross Museum in Geneva opens on 18th May. Over 18 months we made a touch sensitive table for up to 25 players. To play the game you must prepare your island for an imminent hurricane and save as many villagers as you can.
Matt is giving two presentations to the Performing Arts Committee of the Danish State Council about the future of digital performance. On May 16th the session is Aarhus and on the 17th it is in Copenhagen.
More information here.
We're a bit tardy with the news that Oscar has been working with us since the beginning of April, not because he hasn't made an impression, just that things have been so busy our web news has been left a little fallow.
Oscar is an illustrator but also a keen gamer so he's been mainly helping us out with the preparation for Fixing Point at Brighton Festival and also with the development of our project for Film 4.0. He will be working with us until the end of May and I am sure we'll keep him busy.
Due to unforeseen circumstances we have a special opening in our volunteer program at Blast Theory for the months of June, July and August. Applications are due before the 20th of May. Selected applicants will then be contacted for an interview.
Ideally we are seeking a volunteer for all three of those months but we can be flexible in this regard. The summer months look the be the busiest and most exciting in the Blast Theory calendar this year with many projects happening simultaneously.
If you're interested please download this document for more information.
Anagram are Amy Rose and May Abdalla. They are documentary filmmakers with experience in live location-based interactive games, media events and mobile-based cultural interventions.
At Blast they will be developing a project that combines character-led documentary storytelling with the immediate physicality of immersive theatre; documentary cinema for the body. The project explores the impact of music on the mind and body, telling stories of real people who had unique and effective musical interventions for mental health issues. During their residency they will be conducting simple interactive engagement experiments that replicate elements of these stories for the audience.
Amy and May will be in residence at 20 Wellington Road until the end of May.
We're all very pleased to be presenting our project Fixing Point on home turf for Brighton Festival. Take a walk in Stanmer Park, let the smartphone guide you through the woods as you uncover fragments of an interview with Ann as she talks about her missing brother. Featuring a stunning electronic score by musician Chris Clark the work is both an exploration of the woodland and the recent history of Northern Ireland.
Fixing Point is currently sold out but keep an eye on the website for returns or join our mailing list to be kept informed of future dates.
Commission in development – Blast Theory are currently creating a new work for the AICHI TRIENNALE in Nagoya this August, quite unlike anything we’ve done before.
We will be producing work alongside some incredible contemporary artists, you can have a peak at the list here.
More information will follow as the work unfolds.
A Machine To See With is a Locative Cinema commission from the Sundance Film Festival, 01 San Jose Biennial and the Banff New Media Institute. more...
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Ulrike and Eamon Compliant is an ambulatory work exploring subjectivity in the heart of the streets, squares and churches of Venice. more...
You Get Me is a work about understanding, intimacy and mediation. more...
Rider Spoke is a work for cyclists. more...