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Vector: 19TH OCTOBER, THE OLD FIRE STATION, OXFORD
 

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 relations around animal research.  

 

Vector is funded by the Wellcome Trust, and generously supported by Mixed Reality Platform, Conducttr.  Conducttr crisis simulation software powers engaging exercises for the world's leading organisations from Vodafone to the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Training with Conducttr reduces costs, saves time, save lives and saves reputations. https://www.conducttr.com 

Directed by Joseph Thorpe and Natalie Scott

Writing: Natalie Scott

Performed by Amy Fleming

Roots, interactive workshops: TBC 

We are hugely excited to present our new programme of workshops, Roots. These sessions are an introduction to creating interactive and immersive performance for theatre makers, directors and performers who want to develop new skills, and understand the creation process of this unique form, starting from the ground up.  

 

These sessions will take place on a monthly basis, and culminate in our workshop weekender; you can come to all of the workshops, or just one - and we offer a range of pricing options to suit you.  

Included in your bookings will be access to a resource pack designed for your session and inclusion in a participant mailing list which will include industry specific opportunities and news!

 

For detailed information and prices visit our workshop page here.  We've released two subsidised places for our full weekender, making the sessions accessible for practitioners new to making interactive and immersive performance.  For more information and to apply, please follow the link below and fill in the short form:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZN87B2G

Incoming Exodus: tbc

A new society is coming; plagued by the suspicion of strangers, a system has evolved to meet the demands of an angry and fearful population. Incoming/Exodus is an interactive, immersive experience which challenges attitudes towards immigration, with your voice centre stage.
 

You have been called upon to undertake a new form of civic duty, becoming immigration officers on behalf of a crumbling government. Working collaboratively with your fellow citizens, you must complete your assignment to make or break the new order.
 

In a post-Brexit, post-UK, post-London world, Incoming/Exodus invites the audience to consider and re-imagine the fundamental building blocks of our society. Using interactive performance and elements of gameplay we ask our audience to participate in and question the decision-making process of those in power, whilst daring to imagine a different future.
 

Supported by CPT and Barbican Open Labs.

 

 

Performed by Matthew Flacks and Amelia Vernede

Directed by Joseph Thorpe and Natalie Scott 

Writing: Natalie Scott