Blast Theory are looking for a studio assistant to work with us on a part time basis. The position will be 2 days a week and will begin at the end of January. Deadline for applications Friday 16th January.
For full details of the position and how to apply download here
We are very pleased to announce that Blast Theory won the Digital Collaboration Award at last weeks Digital Media Awards for our work with The Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham on Rider Spoke.
For more details click here
Blast Theory will be presenting Can You See Me Now? as part of the Arte.Mov Festival in Belo Horizonte from 20th to 23rd November.
Performance times: November 20th and 21st 7pm - 10pm (GMT) and 22nd 2pm - 5pm (GMT)
Blast Theory artist Ju Row Farr will give an Artist Talk at the Arte.Mov Festival on November 23rd 2008 at Palácio das Artes at 4PM.
Arte.Mov will then move to San Paulo where TRUCOLD & Other Works will be presented between November 26th - December 7th.
Venue: LAB-MIS, Av, Europa, 158, Jardim Europa, São Paulo, SP, 01449-000
Blast Theory artist Nick Tandavanitj is a guest at the the Arte.Mov symposium on Nov 27 from 7pm - 10 pm
For more information
Day Of The Figurines will be presented at Version Beta in Geneva. The biennial runs from 31st October through to 14th December.
For full details click here.
Rider Spoke has been shortlisted for the European Innovative Games Award (EIGA) 2008. The winner of the €35,000 prize will be announced in Darmstadt, Germany on 6th November.
For more information click here.
Presented as part of PLACCC 2008 | Art On Site - International Site-specific Programme Series, Budapest Autumn Festival, 10 - 14 October.
Rider Spoke in Budapest is co-organised by Artopolis Association and Budapest Autumn Festival. This presentation has been made possible by the generous support of the British Council.
Where: Gödör Klub, Budapest V. ker., Erzsébet tér
Times: 6pm - 10pm on Oct 10, 13, 14 and 4.30pm - 10pm on Oct 11 & 12
For more information click here
Matt Adams has been invited to speak at the Dislocate08 symposium in Yokohama, Japan on 20th and 21st of September.
Under the title of ‘Constructing Place' the symposium will bring together artists, designers, architects, urban planners in the exploration of our conceptualization of space and the impact of emerging technologies upon our relationship with our surroundings.
The Royal Opera House London has commissioned a new work called You Get Me as part of Wayne McGregor's Deloitte Ignite festival.
Performance times: Friday 12 Sept, 1pm - 3pm (GMT)
Saturday 13 Sept, 1pm - 5pm (GMT)
Sunday 14 Sept, 1pm - 5pm (GMT)
Admission: Free but bookings are essential to play at the Royal Opera House
Book Online www.roh.org.uk/deloitteignite
For more information go to the You Get Me project page.
The Rider Spoke DVD has been selected to screen at ElectroÉtre 2008, the screening program of the Electrofringe Festival. Held in Newcastle, Australia from 2nd-6th October 2008, Electrofringe is a dynamic festival of experimental electronic arts and culture dedicated to skills development and artistic exchange. The ElectroÉtre 2008 program features documented live performance works that interact with technology; documented interactive installations or social action and work made solely for screen that shows unique relationships with technology.
For further info see www.electrofringe.net/
An article appears in the current issue of The Performing Arts Journal called Temporal Expansion in Blast Theory's Day of the Figurines by Gabriella Giannachi and Steve Benford. The article can be purchased for $10 via this link:
One newly refurbished studio space is currently available for rent at the Blast Theory Building in Portslade, Brighton. Designed by award winning architects Block, the building has four studio spaces, an edit suite, a communal area, storage space, a project space and a residency space. The building is a Victorian warehouse overlooking the harbour and was originally an ice house.
We are looking for tenants who work in similar fields to Blast Theory:
• Small companies or start up businesses working in mobile technologies or games
• Artists working with digital media
• Live Artists working in contemporary performance practice.
We are offering long-term leases of at least 12 months, but short-term leases and shared spaces may also be available.
For full details download pdf
The Live Art Development Agency has produced a screening programme as part of Live Brits II - Superintimacy at the Hebbel-Am-Ufer in Berlin.
The festival will take place from 1 July to 5 July 2008 at the Hebbel-Am-Ufer in HAU EINS. As well as the screening programme this festival also includes the work of Forced Entertainment, Franko B, Lone Twin, Quarantine, Rajni Shah and Robin Deacon.
Matt Adams is talking about Alternate Reality Games as part of the Hide and Seek Festival at the South Bank Centre on Friday 27th June. Other speakers include Jane McGonigal, Matt Locke and Dan Hon.
Day Of The Figurines in Meltdown and Hide and Seek Festival
Day Of The Figurines will be presented at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London from 12 June - 5 July as part of Meltdown (curated by Massive Attack) and the Hide and Seek Festival. Players can join the game from 12pm - 8pm (with some late sessions) at Ground Floor foyer, downstairs from the Clore Ballroom.
Hide and Seek Festival 27 – 29 June 2008
Southbank Centre + various venues across London
Five Best Alternative Summer Events, the Guardian
A worldwide photographic treasure hunt, a night-time chase across London and unique flashmob dance – the new cultural phenomenon of social games has arrived this summer with the Hide & Seek Festival, a 3 day extravaganza of free games and play.
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Having taken part in Crossover events in Adelaide and Yorkshire, Matt will also act as a mentor on a special version for Channel 4 commissioning editors in June. In the words of its director, Frank Boyd, Crossover aims to ' to get people from different backgrounds (film, tv, games, animation, web design) generating ideas and working together in interdisciplinary collaborations to develop them'.
We are pleased to be presenting Rider Spoke as part of this years Brighton Festival's outdoor programme.
Dates: 8th - 11th May
For more information click here
Caravan is a new initiative that aims to strengthen the international networks and expand the range of opportunities for performing artists and companies in south east England to work abroad.
There are two strands to the work of caravan. The dialogue programme is a series of conversations that started in autumn 2007 that is preparing companies for working internationally. This is followed by an international assembly scheduled for 11–13 May 2008 in Brighton, England in partnership with the Brighton Festival.
Blast Theory will be presenting Rider Spoke as part of caravan in the Brighton Festival and will be making a presentation to delegates on the 11th of May.
The work of Blast Theory will be featured as part of Khoj Live 08, a Live Art festival taking place in Delhi, India between 25 and 30 March in collaboration the Live Art Development Agency.
For information about Khoj Live 08 click here
Matt Adams will speak as part of "Flaneurs: The network is the city, A creative workshop on mobile urban services for London 2012" which takes place from 2–6 pm on Thursday 27 March 2008 at the LSE.
More details here
Can You See Me Now? was one of the selected games from around the world shown at IndieCade 2008. All the selected games are now online here
We are pleased to announce that Rider Spoke will be presented by The British Council Athens between 13th and 16th March this year. The event will begin at Eptachalkou Street, Thissio, 118 51 Athens between 6 and 9pm daily.
The work is being presented in collaboration with the Greek Centre for the Promotion of Volunteerism and with the support of the group Friends of the Bicycle.
For more details and information on how to take part click here
The work of Blast Theory will be featured as part of Live Art Unpacked, developed by La Ribot and Centre d'Art Contemprain Genève in collaboration with Live Art Development Agency, the conference will explore the work of Live Art in the UK.
For more information click here
A full page review of Rider Spoke by Gabriella Giannachi has appeared in Australian performance magazine Realtime.
Blast Theory is looking for someone to work as an intern on a project called Participate starting in March for 3 months.
For full details please download the job description here.
Deadline for applicants is February 29th.
Please send all CV's and covering letter to [email protected]
or by post to:
Unit 5, 20 Wellington Road
Brighton, BN41 1DN
Blast Theory's contribution to the Integrated Project on Pervasive Gaming has been praised in the latest EU report;
“... only some of the work [ ] is considered outstanding with good use of resources, good management, flexible problem solving, adoption of new technologies, involvement of larger and relevant target audiences, resulting in good quality deliverables. [Blast Theory's work package] is considered as exemplary on how this type of work package could be run.&rdquo
Blast Theory have been invited to present a conference at Salla Parpallo in Valencia this January. Matt Adams will present a talk on Blast Theory's work.
For more detail and for directions on how to get to Salla Parpallo etc. please click here
We are very pleased to announce that artists' assistant Hannah Talbot and her partner Ryan are now the proud parents of one Emily Jane Brady, she arrived on December 14th and everyone is fine.