Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Blast Theory – Interactive Installation

Blast Theory is an ensemble who merges performance with technology. Blast Theory’s events are often based across a number of platforms and integrates the virtual with the real through live and interactive games.

Their newest work however is an interactive instalment (part of the Meltdown festival) at the Southbank Centre. The Day of the Figurines will take place from the 12th June – 5th July and involve up to 1000 participants. Each participant is assigned a miniature model. They are asked to control him or her via SMS’s over the course of the event. Furthermore participants are encouraged to visit their figurine during the event if they have the time to do so.

This is a free event and I would strongly recommend participating. All performers will receive at least one SMS each day updating them on their figurines progress. To join the game, you have to visit the game board in the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank.

This year The Meltdown Festival is hosted by Massive Attack. It also includes a number of other innovative games, music, theatre, art and socialising events.

I will be participating in the Day of the Figurines and hopefully attend James Lavelle’s (of Unkle) Silent Disco Party.

Let me know if you are going to participate in any of the above.

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