Contemporary Arts

Blast Theory

Founded in 1991, based in Brighton (UK)

Blast Theory's cross-disciplinary practice encompassing areas as diverse as performance, art, and street culture explores the two-way relationship arising between reality and virtual reality. Actively employing technologies indispensable to modern life such as video, computer games, and mobile phones, Blast Theory have tackled themes such as war and terrorism, and the city as a place where people who are strangers to each other congregate. Viewers and participants meanwhile, though taking part in games, moving cities etc. have experiences that descend into the individual's inner self via skilled narrative constructs. Blast Theory have collaborated extensively with universities and other research and cultural institutions. Their groundbreaking multimedia works have earned them four Interactive Arts BAFTA Award nominations and the Golden Nica for Interactive Art at Prix Ars Electronica 2003. They presented 《 Ulrike and Eamon Compliant 》 based on real world events involving Irish Republican Army and German Red Army terrorists, at the 2009 Venice Biennale.

  《The Thing I'll Be Doing For The Rest Of My Life》 2013
photo: Takayuki Yamaguchi
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