Maya Chowdhry

I am a Transmedia writer, poet and inTer-aCtive artist, making interactive theatre and site-specific installation primarily focussing on immersive work. My recent work explores the juxtaposition and conflicts of new technologies with the ‘natural world’, utilising film, animation, photography, text, the Web and augmented reality. My work has been exhibited in and around canals, in public gardens, theatres, galleries, the web and on television.

CONTINENT CHOP CHOP: austerity, refugees and climate destruction

A story told through poetry, music and digital-media connecting legacies of inequality to climate change. Continent Chop Chop’ is a touring Transmedia production linking narratives of climate change to the broader issues of poverty, race and social justice. Using interwoven narratives portrayed through music, poetry, and projected imagery.

Tales from the Towpath

An immersive literature work for Manchester Literature Festival 2014. This transmedia work features a location based storytrail, micro-projection, origami narrowboat and a live performance on a traditional narrowboat.

Explore hidden, lost and imagined lives of Manchester with a story that runs across rivers Irwell and Medlock, the Rochdale and Bridgewater canals, linking them to iconic Manchester venues such as The Royal Exchange.

Projects

My projects include commissions, residencies and workshops using digital technologies, media arts, Transmedia storytelling and interactive theatre. Below is a selection of my recent work in collaboration with a variety of theatre companies, artists and artforms.

Residencies and Workshops

I have worked as a writer and artist with a range of organisations such as B Arts, Northern Ballet Theatre, Lets Go, The Arvon Foundation and Contact (young people’s theatre) and with a range of participants, from those with little experience of the arts and creative writing, to those aspiring to become writers and artists. My projects and residencies include a diverse range of groups, including women’s groups, Asian and youth groups.