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November 16, 2004

Blast Theory in New York


Blazing a Trail in New York City

Downtown Digital Futures: New Technologies, Art, and the Urban Environment presents Blast Theory--Monday, November 22; 7 PM. Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University, 3 Spruce Street, New York.

Blast Theory is one of the most adventurous artists' groups working at the intersection of performance, media, and computer gaming. Lead by London-based artists Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, the six member-team uses video, computers, performance, installation, mobile and online technologies to confront a media saturated world in which popular culture rules. Blast Theory will discuss their recent work, an interactive performance/gaming event that fuses the worlds of on-line and off-line players.

In Summer- Fall, 2005, Blast Theory will participate in a two-month residency in New York City, in which they will create a new interactive multi-player game based in Lower Manhattan. The residency will culminate in a site-specific performance — local participants team up with on-line players in an evolving game that blurs the lines between physical and virtual.

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Downtown Digital Futures is curated by Wayne Ashley for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. See the web site for information about 2005 events.

Posted by jo at November 16, 2004 10:07 AM