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Uncle Roy All Around You - mixed reality performance game - Blast Theory


Uncle Roy All Around You
Mixed realityperformance game
Blast Theory

Day of the Figurines - mixed reality performance game - Blast Theory


Day of the Figurines
Mixed reality performance game
Blast Theory

Can You See Me Now? - mixed reality performance game - Blast Theory


Can You See Me Now?
Mixed reality performance game
Blast Theory

 

Blip 33

Tuesday 29 November 2005    7.30pm - 11pm    free


Blast Theory

Presentation by Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj of Blast Theory at 7.30pm Fabrica, Brighton. This event was organized in association with Digiville and Fabrica.

Blast Theory, internationally renowned as one of the most adventurous artists' groups using interactive media, talked about their work and their ongoing move to Brighton. A large audience came to the presentation, braving the freezing conditions in a venue which has no heating. People followed our advice to wrap up warm and also took advantage of the free mulled wine.

Established in 1991, Blast Theory has created groundbreaking forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences through the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting. The talk focused on the group's work since 2001 using mobile devices and locative media, which explores the boundaries between real and virtual space and the agency of the audience within interactive artworks.

They discussed a selection of recent projects including a number of performances that mix virtual and physical realities: the award-winning Can You See Me Now?; Uncle Roy All Around You; and a major new project in development called Day Of The Figurines. The artists also discussed their ongoing move to Portslade to live and work in a warehouse space overlooking Shoreham Harbour which they are currently developing.

In March 2005, Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj were presented with the Maverick Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards in San Francisco. In 2003, Blast Theory won the much coveted Golden Nica for Interactive Art at Prix Ars Electronica. They also received an Honorary Mention at the Transmediale Awards in Germany in 2001 and have been nominated for many other awards including four BAFTAs.

Internationally, the group has been represented at art fairs and festivals including Festival Escena Contemporanea, Madrid; the Dutch Electronic Arts Festival, Rotterdam; Biennale of Sydney; ArtFutura, Barcelona; International Festival for Dance, Performance and Media Arts, Köln; Palestine International Video Festival; and Basel Art Fair.



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