Blast Theory

10 Mixed Reality Artists To Know: 1. Blast Theory (UK)

“mixed reality performances deliberately adopt hybrid forms that combine the real and virtual in multiple ways and through this, encourage multiple and shifting viewpoints” – Performing Mixed Reality, Steve Benford and Gabriella Giannachi As technology continues to invade and evolve our lives, so too does it continue to invade and evolve our theater. While seeing technology on stage is nothing new, more and more theater-makers are investigating entirely new forms of performance that completely revolve around high-tech modes and devices. The traditional Western separation of audience and actor is being usurped by performance pieces that put art literally into audiences’ hands through the likes of apps, iPhones and iPads, webpages, and VR sets. Here are 10 artist/companies working in m...

Featured: Blast Theory (Brighton, England)

Blast Theory is renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists’ groups using interactive media, creating groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting. Led by Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, the group’s work explores interactivity and the social and political aspects of technology. It confronts a media saturated world in which popular culture rules, using performance, installation, video, mobile and online technologies to ask questions about the ideologies present in the information that envelops us. Their approach: The group makes collaborative, interdisciplinary work that is highly innovative in its process and execution. To maintain this practice require...