LASALLE Public Lecture Series - An Evening with Blast Theory's Matt Adams

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The Singapore Airlines Theatre

LASALLE College of the Arts

1 McNally Street

Singapore, 187940

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Blast Theory co-founder Matt Adams is one of the most pioneering and revolutionary figures in interactive arts and performance. From controversially kidnapping audience members and holding them captive for days to creating participatory Virtual Reality war experiences and entirely new categories of videogame arts, Matt Adams has been pushing the boundaries of technological art for over 25 years. His works have been acclaimed at the Venice Biennale, Tate Britain, and the Sundance Film Festival, with awards including the Golden Nica at Prix Ars Electronica, the Nam June Paik Art Center Award, and four BAFTA nominations.

Blast Theory’s work explores the social, the political and the performative, placing audience members at the centre and often fusing the real world with the virtual one. Recent projects include Karen, a smartphone app that psychologically profiles the user, I’d Hide You, a mixed reality game that invites online participants to interact with players running through city streets in real time, an immersive theatre piece about undercover policing, and the world’s first live, interactive feature film that explores unrequited love through the eyes of seven people.

Join Matt Adams at LASALLE College of the Arts’ Public Lecture Series for a scintillating evening that traces the ground-breaking history of Blast Theory’s locative and mixed reality work. Rooted in performance with a strong attention to the here and now, and direct audience involvement, Matt’s talk will explore the limits, possibilities, and ramifications of radical new forms of participatory art in an interconnected age.

The LASALLE Public Lecture Series provides a platform for world-leading practitioners to engage with the arts community in Singapore. Previous Public Lectures include theatre visionary Robert Wilson, Academy award-winning producer Lord David Puttnam, noted architect and designer Thomas Heatherwick, and Turner Prize winning artists Gilbert & George.

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LASALLE College of the Arts

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Singapore, 187940

Singapore

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