– What conditions are most conducive for the imagination to conjure visions of a “Creature”? Spectres born from hereditary artefacts buried in our DNA, or cultural memes evolving and changing to survive human progress?
Working with an academic research group of specialists, including dramatists, movement directors and neuroscientists, SDNA are researching a new multidisciplinary theatrical performance.
led by pioneering digital media artists in collaboration with electronic musicians, dancers and physical performers. The project is informed by a series of consultations with psychologists and programmers, to explore the ways in which we bring fictional creatures into existence. This R&D phase is the first stage in our long term aim to develop a theatrical performance utilizing the techniques and approaches discovered and tested.
collaborators include electronic musician Funki Porcini, interactive designer Benedict Sheehan, Dramaturg Kirsty Housley, movement director Sarah Perry, and neuroscientific and physiological researcher Dr. Simone Ritter.
Creature is kindly supported by the Arts Council of England.