Integrating Virtual Reality and 360 and 3D Film into Performance
13th – 17th January 2020
Application Deadline: 5pm on Monday 18th November 2019
Surge is offering a residency for directors, performers and digital artists who have an interest in the integration of VR and 360 video into performance. The residency will be led by a highly experienced team of mentors whose diverse skills include games design, 360 and 3D video filming and editing, direction and performance. Mentors include Al Seed, Bevis Evens-Teusch, Simon Meek and Ross Gerry.
The residency will take place at Ormidale House (www.ormidalehouse.com/) and will involve the participants creating a short, site specific work over 4 days integrating VR, 360 video on Oculus headsets and performance.
The residency will be a practical exploration with training in skills including the following:-
- Creating and devising material suitable for the integration digital arts and performance
- Developing methods of using existing digital hardware for performance
- Directing and performance skills for VR and 360 video
Surge will offer:
- A structured residency in a rural location in Scotland
- Mentorship by highly experienced practitioners
- Transport from Glasgow to the residency location
- Accommodation and food for the duration of the residency
Applicants should have:
- An interest in the integration performance, VR and 360 video
- Experience of one or more of the following – physical performance (outdoor arts, physical theatre and circus), directing physical performance, creating and / or editing VR or 360 video or developing uses for gaming hardware
Please send a CV and a short explanation (max 250 words) outlining your interest in the residency to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 18th November 2019 at 17.00.
If you have any questions regarding the residency please contact Alan on email@example.com or 0141 248 6910
Biographies of mentors include:-
Al Seed: is a director, performer and educator based in Glasgow. He attained an MA in Theatre, Film and Television Studies from The University of Glasgow (1994-98) before training in Physical Theatre and Contemporary Circus Skills at Circomedia, Bristol (2000-01).
Al has been a key contributor to the development of the Physical Performance sector in Scotland through his performances; as member of strategic body, Articulation; as founding Artistic Director of Conflux (now Surge); and through his co-founding of, and teaching on, Fife College’s Diploma in Physical Theatre (2008-present), the only qualification of its kind in Scotland.Al has received Total Theatre, Fringe First and Herald Angel Awards for work presented at The Edinburgh Fringe, and a Jerwood Foundation Award; for such shows as Raw Beef, The Fooligan and Oog.
Simon Meek (https://thesecretexperiment.co.uk/ )is a BAFTA-award winning writer, designer and director of narrative interactive content. His commercial work has been showcased at various galleries, including V&A Dundee and The National Museum of Scotland. He is listed in Canongate’s Future 40 and is regarded as one of Scotland’s leading digital storytellers.
Bevis Evans-Teush (http://www.cairnproduction.co.uk/) is a BAFTA Scotland nominated filmmaker. Large scale video projections include a tryptic filmed on location in Auschwitz for the UK’s first national holocaust memorial ceremony. Visuals for live orchestral performance of Holst’s Planet Suite, BBC TWO/BBC SSO. Commonwealth Cultural Programme – Building size visuals with live performance inserts from Brazil.