31 October - 14 December 2008
31 October to 23 November
Blast Theory is renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists' groups using interactive media, creating groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting. Led by Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, the group's work explores interactivity and the social and political aspects of technology. It confronts a media saturated world in which popular culture rules, using performance, installation, video, mobile and online technologies to ask questions about the ideologies present in the information that envelops us.
Blast Theory is based in Brighton, United Kingdom.
Day Of The Figurines (2006) is an SMS game set in a fictional English town that is littered, dark and underpinned with steady decay. The game unfolds over 24 days, each day representing an hour in the life of the town. Players sign on at the Centre pour l'image contemporaine, and choose a plastic figurine that is placed in a virtual city, represented by a large physical game board. From that point on they control their figurine using SMS, using text messages to visit different destinations in the city, chatting with other players and experiencing events, missions and dilemmas.
Day of the Figurines was created by Blast Theory, the University of Nottingham, Sony, the Fraunhofer Institute and the Interactive Institute as part of the European Integrated project on Pervasive Gaming (iPerG).
Day of the Figurines was developed as part of the European research project IPerG (Integrated Project on Pervasive Gaming.
Day of the Figurines is supported by Arts Council England.
Day of the Figurines is a collaboration with the Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham.
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