Now Play This: Games and Cities

Saturday, 02 April 2016

19.00
New Wing
£6.00 / £5.00 concessions

Tonight’s speakers all work in the landscape of their cities. They create work which responds to the buildings and people around them, and which recontextualises the familiar to create something extraordinary. They’ll be talking about their work, the discoveries it’s brought, and what it means to create playfully in, and in response to, a city.

Laura Kriefman - an award winning Choreographer. She is a 2015 WIRED Magazine/The Space Creative Fellow and a 2011-2012 Fellow of the Clore Cultural Leadership Programme. Her Company, Guerilla Dance Project are an innovative dance company resident at the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol who specialise in Augmented dance: the fusion between movement and technology.  Her recent work includes Crane Dance Bristol.

Matt Adams - one of the founders of Blast Theory, renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists’ groups using interactive media, creating groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art. Drawing on popular culture and games, Blast Theory’s work often blurs the boundaries between the real and the fictional.

Sebastian Quack - an artist, game designer and curator working at the intersection of play, participation and the politics of urban society. Sebastian is a founding member of artist group Invisible Playground, whose large-scale building game Just Add People is running at Now Play This on Friday evening. Sebastian will be talking about Playful Commons, a new initiative around licensing public space for playful behaviour.

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