During The Lab Collective's Masterclass we will be explore the mechanisms of generating dialogue with an audience, developing characters for interactive performance together with ways to structure and record your work. You'll be led by practitioners with over 20 years of experience in creating interactive and immersive performance, who in addition to their performances with The Lab Collective have also created solo work for CPT, worked with Punchdrunk, Boomtown Fair and Emergency Exit Arts and trained students at Rose Bruford College, Central School of Speech and Drama, UEL and the University of Birmingham.
Over the course of a day we will unpack:
Tools which offer meaningful interactions, intimacy, choice and direction for an audience in response to character, space and world of the piece.
Tools to design interactive space, and realise the role of the audience within it.
Creating character for interactive performance, and develop an understanding of their function within an immersive world.
How to developing working scripts for interactive performance, which gives space for the ever changing environment and the unknown offerings of an audience
Full Price: £150
Subsidised Rate: £125
More Information can be found here
Vector: New Dates Coming soon
An Interactive Game
2017 - 2023
A new virus is ravaging the planet, infecting animals and humans at a worrying rate; we welcome you to BioCore, a medical research facility tasked with managing this crisis and finding an immunisation to protect our planet.
Working as part of a team and against rival labs, you will be guided by our Artificial Intelligence System to decide the most effective and ethical way forward, but time is short and lives are on the line...
Vector is an interactive experience, which uses elements of performance, game and integrated technology to open up dialogue and shed light on the ethics that society faces when using animals as part of medical research.
Vector is a public engagement project that has been created by interactive and immersive performance makers The Lab Collective, in partnership with the Animal Research Nexus, an interdisciplinary research group that seeks deliver new thinking, research, and engagement that explores the social, cultural and ethical relationships surrounding animal research.
Directed by Joseph Thorpe and Natalie Scott
Performed by Amy Fleming and Bentley Crudgington and Antigoni Spanou
App Development by Katja Mordaunt, Nick Wade, Kris Sum (App Development)
Key Partners include Animal Research Nexus and The Wellcome Trust
Performed at: Online for the Berlin Science Festival 2022, Hotbox Live as part of British Science Festival 2021, Manchester University (2019), Oxford University (2019), Oxford Fire Station (2018), Niamos Space (2017, Manchester), The Fly Pit (London)
What Audiences Say:
“Really great experience, well delivered and thought provoking” A participant @Oxford Firestation
“These sessions should happen more often and in more places” a participant @The British Science Festival
“You are amazing” a participant @Niamos Space