Ulrike and Eamon Compliant makes its German premiere at the 8th Festival ‘Politik im Freien Theater’ (Politics in Independent Theatre) from October 28th-31st in Dresden. It is included in a special section of the programme URBAN MUTATIONS curated by Dietmar Lupfer, Artistic Director of Muffatwerk Munich.
Commissioned by the De La Warr Pavilion for the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009, Ulrike and Eamon Compliant is a highly charged work combining documentary elements with interactive narrative.
Take on the character of leader of the Red Army Faction Ulrike Meinhof or IRA supergrass Eamon Collins as you walk the streets of the city. As you receive and make phone calls it becomes clear that you are now the person you have chosen. It is you who has lived under cover, who has spied, who has robbed and killed. You have made the ultimate decision to risk your life to change the world.
Ulrike and Eamon Compliant won Best Real World Game at the 2010 International Mobile Gaming Awards and was nominated for an Innovation Award at 2011 Sheffield Doc/Fest. It is a walking work with mobile phones lasting approximately 40 minutes.
Where: Jorge Gomondai-Platz, Neustadt, Dresden
When: Friday 28th – Monday 31st October
Time: Fri 7pm-10pm; Sat & Sun 11am-1pm, 6pm-9pm; Mon 11am-1pm, 3pm-7pm
Admission: Free (but bookings essential)
Bookings and further details: click here
Other Blast Theory News
Our SMS project for young people Ivy4Evr is nominated for a BIMA (British Interactive Media Association) Award in the Arts and Culture category. The pilot episode was commissioned by Channel 4 Education in 2010 and was created by Blast Theory with writer Tony White. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 10th November.
Following seasons in Edinburgh and Brighton A Machine To See With now travels to Taipei. It is included in the 6th Taipei Digital Art Festival (DAF06) running from 11th-20th November. The presentation in Taipei is supported by the British Council.
Blast Theory is supported by Arts Council England South East.