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. →
Fossil explores the impact of human activity on climate change though a post-colonial lens and from the perspective of all life on earth including plants, creatures, elements and inanimate objects. “The poems in Fossil have been waiting millions of years to be born. Maya Chowdhry’s language erupts out of deep time, vital and vivid. This is powerful work.” Robert Minhinnick →
A research and development project investigating the use of Augmented Reality to produce an immersive live experience. Building on and developing my work created via Divergency, through investigations with technologists, live artists and potential audiences to create a show that capitalises on the best aspects of performance and technology. The domestication of the pea took place 11,000 years →
In collaboration with artist and poet Sarah Hymas, a Triptych of freestanding oversized artist books that use augmented reality, organic objects and poetic text to explore climate change. The Installation consists of interactive poetic sculptures that use augmented reality to illuminate anthropogenic climate change. Shortlisted for the 2015 Dot Award. To explore each sculpture in more detail visit the Ripple website →
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. →
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. →
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. →