So, Blast Theory is 30 years old.
After 13 years, Rider Spoke is returning to Australia.
Because of all that has been happening in the world in the last two years, we will not be doing a call-out for our Residency Programme this December.
We looked at quite a lot last week – still focusing on Cat Royale but also, more generally, what we enjoy or not creatively, and the platforms and spaces we may want to work in in the future.
The creative fortnight is something we three artists try to do at least every year.
We rarely share the challenges as a project gets made.
As part of COP26 – the UN Climate Change conference in Glasgow – UKRI will feature Gift as an example of interdisciplinary innovation.
We’re looking for two talented freelance Junior React Developers to work with our artists, coders and designers. As Junior React Developer, you will work with the Blast Theory artists to implement design ideas as React interfaces. Working alongside Blast Theory’s Software Lead, you will specify, build and deploy a prototype React application.
We’re keen to get to know our fans and followers better, and improve how we communicate with you.
Blast Theory will take a leading role in the Creative Programme of the Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub (TAS). We are the ambassadorial lead partner, helping to curate the programme and delivering a flagship new work to launch it.
In July 2020 we reviewed our work on racism and inequality and published an updated version of our Equality Action Plan.
Ever wanted to work on a film shoot? Test a mobile game? Or work with artists? We’ve been offering a series of Kickstart placements this year for 18-24-year-olds to start a career in the arts.
Pot Luck is Blast Theory’s social event for local makers and creative people to meet and make something with other like-minded folk.
Join us in the flesh at the studios, 6-8pm on Tuesday 24th August.
Photo: Alex Kershaw
Rider Spoke continues to tour the UK and beyond in 2021/22.
Last year, we decided to redevelop Rider Spoke from scratch (the first version was made before smartphones existed).
We’re super excited to announce that we’re working with the epic folks at Manchester Street Poem.
We have studio space available for local artists and practitioners for a four week period between 19th July and 14th August.
We’re excited to announce that artist Matt Adams has been selected as an Associate Artist for IN SITU, the pan-European network for public art.
We’re delighted that our new version of A Cluster of 17 Cases is now online as part of the Contagion exhibition at Science Gallery Bengaluru in India.
On Thursday 22nd April, Blast Theory premiered three new short films that explore the effects of violence in army life, as told by veterans in their own words.
Photo: Alex Kershaw
We’re excited to announce that Rider Spoke will be shown at a number of amazing places over the coming spring and summer months.
We’re looking for people with a hearing impairment that use captions to help test a new interactive artwork.
We’re expanding our pool of creative freelancers. You can be at any stage in your career. Get in touch by 6 Jan. Read more on how to apply.
From a field of 299 applications, Blast Theory’s Creative Team was one of 30 selected for the R&D phase of Festival UK* 2022.
Karen will be profiled by Impact festival, organised by Théâtre de Liège this month.
We’re excitedly preparing for a new version of one of our favourite Blast Theory works.
This year we’re redeveloping one of our most celebrated works and we need your help to test out the new version.
Interactive storytelling in Karen. Read more.
Digital gifting to help those unable to visit public spaces. Read more.
In response to the Black Lives Matter movement we have reviewed our equality action plan, with a commitment for it to always be publicly visible and available for scrutiny and comment.
Taking a look at the intersection of art, science and technology in our recent work on infectious diseases. Find out more.
‘Spit Spreads Death: The Parade’ wins first prize for ‘Video, Film, Animation, & Live Media Or Digital Performance’.
In response to the Black Lives Matter movement we have reviewed our work on racism and inequality, and agreed upon three immediate actions we will take to try and improve our own practices, and the impact we can have on the experiences of others we interact with. Our goal with these three actions is to be practical, specific and nuanced. Read more.
A Cluster of 17 Cases will be part of a new exhibition examining the history of infectious diseases and their effects on people’s lives up to today’s Coronavirus.
This month the full Spit Spreads Death: Parade film is available to watch online for the first time.
Watch: WHO expert Dr Mike Ryan is leading the fight against COVID-19
12th March 2020
In the current climate of fear and uncertainty around COVID-19 and the misinformation and fake news which can distort our understanding of the spread of the virus, we wanted to share our work on infectious disease, in the hope that it can offer some insight into past cases of infection; the way public health officials respond and the personal stories at the heart of such tragedies.
Samra Mayanja is a Leeds based artist working in film and performance.
Plastic Tiger Factory: James Shreeve
While 2019 felt like a tough year across the globe, one thing that filled us with pure joy was having James Shreeve intern with us for three months.
Gift is at the Museum of Applied Art from 23 January – 30 September 2020. Find out more.
‘Rider Spoke’ will be exhibited at Barcelona’s iconic Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona until May 2020 for #GameplayCCCB. Read more.
Over four hundred people walked in the parade to honour the thousands who died in the 1918-19 flu pandemic. Now open at Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum.
17 unsuspecting people checked in to the 9th floor of the Metropole Hotel on the night of 21st February 2003.
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