Presented by VIDEOfeet in association with Obra Theatre Co & supported by Trestle Theatre Co
Friday 20 June, 8pm
“As if on the event horizon of a black hole, he falls out of time, his life forgotten”
Thadows Loom is a brand new offering from St Albans based digital arts collective VIDEOfeet, spearheaded by Artistic Director Matt Smith. Using a startling combination of film, live performance, projection and intense sound design, VIDEOfeet bring you a truly immersive experience exploring the nature of reality and time in our digitally accelerated age.
Featuring international artist and performer Olivero Papi (Song of the Goat, Obra Theatre Company, Awake Projects) with movement direction by Obra co-founder Kate Hannah Perry and dramaturgy provided by Emily Gray of Trestle Theatre Company, Thadows Loom will take you on a mind bending journey through a disintegration of space and time as experienced through one man’s eyes.
For just one night at Trestle Arts Base this unique work in progress is presented as the first third of a full length multimedia performance.
Audience responses from LOOM (2011)
‘I was totally absorbed in the performance…transported to another world’
‘I am still left with the feeling of being punched in the eyeballs with visual ideas.’
‘Amazing and intriguing. Hard to fathom how the visuals were created and the impact was very sensory and absorbing. Impressive.’
VIDEOfeet are an digital arts collective, formed in 2008 when Matt Smith, Alex Hyland and Jim Christian decided to take their skills and passion for making award winning short films (as Lamfrag) into different directions.
VIDEOfeet’s first exploration into live performance came in 2011 with the Research & Development project ‘LOOM’; a dizzying exploration into the effects of combining performance, projection, light and sound, resulting in a truly immersive experience for the audience that attended the scratch performance. Thadows Loom is the next stage of this journey and brings together the knowledge gained during the LOOM R&D with newly developed techniques to represent the apogee of their practice so far. Both LOOM and Thadows Loom are funded by the Arts Council England GftA Programme with LOOM also being nominated for the 2011 Escalator East scheme.