(UK): June – July 2011
Lukus first met Blast Theory in Falmouth (Cornwall) where he volunteered for front of house and technical work on the presentation of Rider Spoke at Falmouth University in March 2011. Following this he applied for an internship and spent two months with the company where he worked on several projects and was also an amazing BBQ chef for our 20th birthday party.
Lukus is contemporary theatre maker, creative producer/director and digital artist who has since graduated from Dartington College of Arts/Falmouth University in the UK. He is fascinated with articulating stories about site, focusing on composing immersive experiences and working with the dramaturgies of place. His work has always been about taking the audience on a multi-sensory journey, both indoors and outside.
His professional debut project Now We Can Talk had a sold out season at the 2014 Adelaide Fringe Festival and won the John Chataway Innovation Award and a weekly award for best Theatre as well as receiving five star reviews. In 2013 his interests focused on different mediums of storytelling, he enjoys engaging with the everyday by creating platforms for audiences to participate and tell their story through conversational performance. Lukus has worked with PVI Collective and undertook residency at the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol, UK where he experimented with locative technologies to fuse Performance and Pervasive Media. He is an associate artist for Open Space and one of the chosen artists for the Fairfax youth arts festival. He is also a method performer for film and stage.
During my time at Blast Theory I was welcomed as part of the team and shown many important aspects of working for an established artistic company. Becoming hands on with a variety of tasks was a key bonus to my internship; I was given the opportunity to work along side production managers, administrators and the artists. Working as a location scout for A Machine to See With in Brighton was one of my favourite tasks, this included mapping the car parks, back alleys, bars, restaurants, pubs and even toilets of Brighton. I was also involved with costume design for Friendly Nightshade at Glastonbury as well as catering for Blast Theory’s amazing 20th birthday party. I feel I have also gained priceless experience about the business side of the arts; getting involved with budgeting, purchasing, administration, marketing and archiving. Following this I was able to arrange one to one meetings to help with realisation on my own artistic career. I now feel extremely confident about taking on larger scale project that will enable me to become a professional artist in the near future. Audiences from all over the world want and need new experiences within the arts and I feel Blast Theory have played a major role in the last 20 years to deliver versatile and sustainable projects, Thank you for letting me into your world and your Family. More information on Lukus’ practice here.