Focusing on communication and connectivity, Prototype (Phase 1) probes simulated realities, virtual representations, and primal instincts through the medium of digital performance. The performance is a short, one-on-one experience that uses a virtual reality headset, 360 degree video, autoteatro and physical interaction to explore the mediatization of identity.
To develop the work, we've gone on secret missions, written some words, sat in a tunnel, hung out in various museums, taken photos, taken videos, made recordings, learnt how to play a video game for the first time (well, one learnt under the tutelage of the other) and found a cyborg. We also drank a lot of beer, we would have done that anyway but this time it was in pursuit of art.
What are people saying?
"The piece is all the things theatre/performance art 'should' be - it has heart and fire and fear and realness and is so bloody relevant."
- Jennifer Bates, Artistic Director of The Deaf & Hearing Ensemble
"I found myself caught comfortably between peeping and peering, between the keyhole and the looking-glass. And bothered, between the glowy bleeding colourfulness of digital darkness and the lensed luminescence of stage-lamps. Under those lights, busy as I was, I had time to consider the noise between pixels, their pitted throw, and the leakiness of bodies."
- Dr. Joel Anderson, Brunel's Centre for Contemporary and Digital Performance
Moor Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield - 8/8/15
Z arts, Manchester - 4/10/15
Modern Panic VI
Apiary Studios, London - 13/11/15
Coney presents A Scratch Night of Play
Camden People's Theatre, London - 29/11/15
The Hide, Sheffield - 15-17/04/16
UCLAN, Preston - 10/05/16
We Are Now Festival
The Round House, London - 10-12/06/16
The Art Lab
Bar Rouge, Winchester - 23/07/16
Electro Studios, Hastings - 12/08/16
Festival Ciudad Jardin
Alt Emporda, Spain - 02/10/16
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