Maya Chowdhry

AR using 'Zappar'

AR using ‘Zappar’

I am an inTer-aCtive artist, Transmedia writer and poet, making interactive theatre and site-specific Installation. My recent work is immersive exploring the juxtaposition and conflicts of new technologies with the ‘natural world’, utilising film, text, animation, photography, augmented reality and the Web.

I am currently working on ‘Peas on Earth’, 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.

Ripple, a collaboration with poet and artist Sarah Hymas, presents works exploring the fragility of life by examining the impact of climate change on the Indian subcontinent. The Installation consists of interactive poetic sculptures, that used augmented reality to illuminate anthropogenic climate change.
Exhibited as part of Gaywise Festival 2015 at the Menier Gallery, London. It was shortlisted for the 2015 Dot Award.

I recently worked on Tales from the Towpath, an immersive literature experience for Manchester Literature Festival exploring the role of the Manchester’s waterways, in collaboration with Helen Varley Jamieson, Michelle Green and Sarah Hymas. Tales from the Towpath was shortlisted for the 2014 New Media Writing Prize.

Haiku, Litfest

Haiku, Litfest

I am interested in the application of social permaculture in my art practice to interrogate the areas of seed sovereignty and world water scarcity. This year I worked as Creative Producer with Metaceptive on Footprint Modulation, an exhibition of art and interventions exploring climate change, global justice and human displacement. I also collaborated with artist Àgata Alcañiz on Tearing Stuff Apart, a participatory arts and science collaborating discovering the stories behind everyday products.

My work has been exhibited on canals, in public gardens, theatres, galleries and on television.

I have also received an award from Inscribe at Peepal Tree Press for my poetry chapbook – Fossil.