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Blast Theory

Blast Theory is an internationally renowned artists’ group led by Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj. The group's work explores interactivity and the relationship between real and virtual space with a particular focus on the social and political aspects of technology.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £140,000
  • 2013-2014: £140,000
  • 2014-2015: £140,000

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Jakub - My Neck of the Woods

A live transmission from the streets of Manchester. Pick a performer and let them show you around, across town, through their favourite cafe, out the back door and into their neighbourhood. TAKE PART FOR FREE ONLINE ON FRIDAY THE 20TH & SATURDAY THE 21ST OF SEPTEMBER at myneckofthewoods.co.uk or at The Royal Exchange Theatre, St. Anne's Square, Manchester, M2 7DH

James - My Neck of the Woods

A live transmission from the streets of Manchester. Pick a performer and let them show you around, across town, through their favourite cafe, out the back door and into their neighbourhood. TAKE PART FOR FREE ONLINE ON FRIDAY THE 20TH & SATURDAY THE 21ST OF SEPTEMBER at myneckofthewoods.co.uk or at The Royal Exchange Theatre, St. Anne's Square, Manchester, M2 7DH

Dean - My Neck of the Woods

A live transmission from the streets of Manchester. Pick a performer and let them show you around, across town, through their favourite cafe, out the back door and into their neighbourhood. TAKE PART FOR FREE ONLINE ON FRIDAY THE 20TH & SATURDAY THE 21ST OF SEPTEMBER at myneckofthewoods.co.uk or at The Royal Exchange Theatre, St. Anne's Square, Manchester, M2 7DH

Blue - My Neck of the Woods

A live transmission from the streets of Manchester. Pick a performer and let them show you around, across town, through their favourite cafe, out the back door and into their neighbourhood. TAKE PART FOR FREE ONLINE ON FRIDAY THE 20TH & SATURDAY THE 21ST OF SEPTEMBER at myneckofthewoods.co.uk or at The Royal Exchange Theatre, St. Anne's Square, Manchester, M2 7DH

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Callum - My Neck of the Woods

A live transmission from the streets of Manchester. Pick a performer and let them show you around, across town, through their favourite cafe, out the back door and into their neighbourhood. TAKE PART FOR FREE ONLINE ON FRIDAY THE 20TH & SATURDAY THE 21ST OF SEPTEMBER at myneckofthewoods.co.uk or at The Royal Exchange Theatre, St. Anne's Square, Manchester, M2 7DH

Connor - My Neck of the Woods

A live transmission from the streets of Manchester. Pick a performer and let them show you around, across town, through their favourite cafe, out the back door and into their neighbourhood. TAKE PART FOR FREE ONLINE ON FRIDAY THE 20TH & SATURDAY THE 21ST OF SEPTEMBER at myneckofthewoods.co.uk or at The Royal Exchange Theatre, St. Anne's Square, Manchester, M2 7DH

Lauren - My Neck of the Woods

A live transmission from the streets of Manchester. Pick a performer and let them show you around, across town, through their favourite cafe, out the back door and into their neighbourhood. TAKE PART FOR FREE ONLINE ON FRIDAY THE 20TH & SATURDAY THE 21ST OF SEPTEMBER at myneckofthewoods.co.uk or at The Royal Exchange Theatre, St. Anne's Square, Manchester, M2 7DH

Leigh - My Neck of the Woods

A live transmission from the streets of Manchester. Pick a performer and let them show you around, across town, through their favourite cafe, out the back door and into their neighbourhood. TAKE PART FOR FREE ONLINE ON FRIDAY THE 20TH AND SATURDAY THE 21ST OF SEPTEMBER at myneckofthewoods.co.uk or at The Royal Exchange Theatre, St. Anne's Square, Manchester, M2 7DH

What Is Ivy4Evr?

Ivy4Evr is an SMS drama for teenagers created by Blast Theory, written by Tony White, author of novels including Foxy-T (Faber), and commissioned by Channel 4 Education. After registering your mobile number and email address on the Ivy4Evr website, participants begin to receive SMS messages from Ivy -- ranging from quick updates about the minutiae of her life right at that moment, to pleas for help with her dilemmas about friends versus family, college and band commitments. You can reply to Ivy as often as you like, and the more you do, the more you will hear back from her.

I'd Hide You - Day One

Documentation of the first day of I'd Hide You. Shot and edited by Becky Edmunds. www.idhideyou.com

Paul - Red Team

If you want to know Paul's unique skill, you'll just have to follow his stream. What we do know is he's focused, and planning to snap as many players as possible. www.idhideyou.com

Natasha - Red Team

Watch out Patrick, Natasha's after you. Is she behind that person? Is she under that car or other object? We literally don't know. Did she mention she's small? www.idhideyou.com

Josh - White Team

The charging bull who's going to scare the opposition into submission. He's tall, and he's after Paul. www.idhideyou.com

Sam - Yellow Team

Slow as a tortoise, cunning as a fox -- Sam is always where you'd least expect. www.idhideyou.com

Niki - White Team

Early to bed, early to rise - Niki's lurk-lurk-POUNCE! strategy is one to be wary of. www.idhideyou.com

Matt - Red Team

He's the map-reading planner who built the wooden horse. He says the other runners wander aimlessly while he scopes the area. www.idhideyou.com

James - Yellow Team

Says he's the most competitive - and the quickest. www.idhideyou.com

Leo - Red Team

Plans to use his terrible sense of direction to his advantage -- his streets are the alleys and fire escapes. www.idhideyou.com

Patrick - White Team

The silent stalker with the uncontrollable urge to win. www.idhideyou.com

I'd Hide You

I'd Hide You is an online game of stealth and cunning like no other. Jump onboard with a team of runners live from the streets of Manchester as they roam the city trying to film each other. See the world through their eyes as they stream video: ducking and diving, chatting to passersby, taking you down the back alleys to their secret hiding places. And play against your friends online at the same time. Use your wits to choose which runner to ride with. Get a snap of another runner onscreen without getting snapped. Four times BAFTA nominated Blast Theory are world renowned as pioneers of interactive art and immersive theatre. I'd Hide You is their next genre busting mix of games and TV. Play online from 17-19th May Or spot the runners in the city and tweet it @idhideyou ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ A new commission for The Space initiative from the BBC/ACE. I'd Hide You is presented in partnership with FutureEverything. I'd Hide You is supported by Madlab, Manchester Digital Laboratory, the University of Salford and Gath. It has been developed by Blast Theory with support from Somethin' Else and the University of Nottingham. Music: Space Is Only Noise If You Can See by Nicolas Jaar

Abi - Yellow Team

From Tenby, Wales. Stamina from long-distance running and cycling around all summer on an ice-cream cart. www.idhideyou.com

I'd Hide You Light Test

Testing the I'd Hide You cameras in various lighting conditions. For more information about I'd Hide You visit http://idhideyou.com/ and follow us on twitter @idhideyou

A Machine To See With (short edit)

A Machine To See With is a film where you play the lead. You sign up online and hand over your mobile phone number. On the day, you receive an automated call giving you the address you need to go to. Once you arrive on your allotted street corner your phone rings. From there a series of instructions lead you through the city. You are the lead in a heist movie; it's all about you. As you move from hiding money inside a public lavatory, to meeting up with a partner in crime and onwards to the bank, the tension rises. It's up to you to deal with the bank robbery and its aftermath. The project is a Locative Cinema commission from the Sundance Film Festival, 01 San Jose Biennial and the Banff New Media Institute. Credits: Camerawork: Eric Schleicher at Filmerkid Cast: Ben Moren, Meredith Pearson, Tyler Stefanich Edit and colour: John Hunter Filmed at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, April 2011

Chemical Wedding

Chemical Wedding plunges you into a world where the multiple meanings of AIDS are contested. From the Black Death to the movies of paranoid Hollywood this promenade performance explores the viral nature of ideas; how do distortions and half truths spread and how do we escape the burden of outmoded thinking?

A Machine To See With, Banff

Documentation of A Machine To See With at the Banff New Media Institute, The Banff Centre, Canada, 2010. Film by The New Media Institute. A Machine To See With is a film where you play the lead. You are in a heist movie; it's all about you. As you move from hiding money inside a public lavatory, to meeting up with a partner in crime and onwards to the bank, the tension rises. It's up to you to deal with the bank robbery and it's aftermath.

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Contact details

www.blasttheory.co.uk

Unit 5, 20
Wellington Road
Portslade
Brighton
BN41 1DN

50.82954, -0.20896

01273 413 455

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