Peas on Earth

peas on earth - phone and tableA research and development project investigating the use of augmented reality to produce an immersive live experience. Building on and developing my work created via the Live Art group Divergency, and through investigations with technologists, live artists and potential audiences I am creating a show that capitalises on the best aspects of performance and technology.

The domestication of the pea took place 11,000 years ago in the Near East. Which East is near depends on whether you called the wind ‘trade-winds’ or ‘hava’ (hindi for wind).

Using the humble pea as a symbol of our relationship to food, a portion of poetry and a pair of gardening gloves, Peas on Earth is a table-top of interactive theatre that gently augments our reality to allow us to experience the politics of eating, growing and sustaining ourselves.

To have a look at the background to the project and see the progress of my investigations please check out my blog.

If you would like to try a version of the augmented reality experience from the work-in-development:

  • earth_instructions zapgo to Zappar to download the free augmented reality app
  • open the app
  • put on your headphones and plug them into your phone
  • scan this zap code, when the zap loads the audio
  • hold your phone over the video below, and press play
     

Gallery of work-in-development show presented as part of ‘Emergency’ live art festival 2016.

 

Listen to an extract of the work-in-development:

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