Frights and Delights - the history of the special effect in theatre

Swift, Elizabeth ORCID: 0000-0002-9566-5472 (2018) Frights and Delights - the history of the special effect in theatre. [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

An interactive exhibition about theatre, technology and special effects, commissioned by the Wilson Gallery, Cheltenham.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: Void is a UK based performance company founded by Elizabeth Swift and Peter Ireland whose work over the past 20 years explores and exploits connections between digital media and live theatre. "Their dazzling deconstructions have to be seen to be believed," Glasgow Herald. "Theatre for the post-machine age," Live Art Magazine. "A maverick talent… one of the fringe’s visionaries," The Sunday Times. "Compared well to The Wooster Group in style and wry humour," Theatre Record. Cosy reflection from the sidelines this is not; the company dares to imagine, dares us to imagine, what freedom might be. A brilliant show - go and see it. Glencora Bailey ,'Three Weeks' An amazing feat … My money was on Time Shifts: Possible Worlds, which very shrewdly bound together the live contributions with an electronic backing track. Ivan Hewitt, The Daily Telegraph Void works on local and international scales, seeking out to involve its audience as creative partners in all projects. Since 2010 its work has been presented in 13 countries worldwide and has featured in journal articles and academic conferences. Void creates theatre, site specific art, virtual performance, and interactive opera, working with actors, musicians, scientists, digital artists, architects and designers. It has produced over 30 projects, many funded by international and national agencies, which explore ancient traditions of theatre through using contemporary digital resources to create a unique approach to live performance.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Theatre; special effects; technology
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Arts > Performing Arts and Production
Research Priority Areas: Creative Practice as Research
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2019 12:11
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2020 10:11
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/7746

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