Blog

This is the development blog for my Arts Council Funded project ‘Peas on Earth’, a research and development project investigating the use of augmented reality to produce an immersive live experience. I’m building on and developing my work created via Live Art group Divergency, through investigations with technologists, live artists and potential audiences to create a show that capitalises on the best aspects of performance and technology.

Earth | Water | Air | Fire

One of the ideas that emerged from Lab 2 is for the audience to take a photo representing earth, water, air or fire, so that they are involved in the work before the show, and also contribute to the legacy of the project.
Here’s an Instagram gallery of my own earth, water, air and fire photos – to further investigate this and fuel creative ideas on the project.

Peas on Earth | Lab 1

Had a fantastic day working with my two mentors Alex and Niki on ‘Peas on Earth’, Alex with his technical hat on, Niki, performance. We began by thinking about what the show is really about? Food sovereignty?

The 3rd International AR and VR Conference in Manchester

Had a very insightful day at The 3rd International AR and VR Conference in Manchester. I particularly enjoyed Professor Richard Koeck’s presentation: Inhabiting the Image of the City, exploring how digital technologies surround and invade our space both public and private, and his discourse on Spectators or Actors – which resonates with me through my fascination with Augusto Boal’s invisible theatre.

Peas on Earth

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.

food sovereignty – some ideas

Researching food sovereignty in more detail after I realise that the ideas in ‘Peas on Earth’ are related to food sovereignty, but the show is not directly talking to people about it

Wanted: Technology Mentor

Manchester based digital laboratory Madlab are assisting in my finding a technology mentor for this project. More information

Peas on Earth | work-in-development

So the work-in-development shows (all 5 of them!) went really well, great audience feedback and I have some useful insights into the audience experience – more on that later. In the meantime here’s a gallery of the shows:

Peas on Earth at Emergency – the feedback

So I begun my research and development project ‘Peas on Earth’ by presenting work-in-development at Emergency

How I came to make a show about food

When I was eleven, in a marketplace in Delhi I was nipped on the arm by a small frail girl begging, she gestured with her fingers to her mouth indicating her hunger. That image has stayed with me for forty years, I see her eyes when I’m shopping for potatoes. “There is enough food for everyone, but not everyone has enough food.” A child dies of hunger in our world every 10 seconds.