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I'd Hide You by Blast Theory presented at Sheffield DOC/FEST.


Artist workshop by Blast Theory

Create, Live Collision, and Dublin City Council Arts Office are delighted to announce a unique workshop opportunity for artists led by internationally renowned artists Blast Theory.

The workshop will be practical in nature and provide an insight into creating strategies for engaging in meaningful collaborations and dialogues through technology. This workshop is ideal for artists interested in themes around engaging with networks / online / digital communities in the creation of contemporary work. Over the course of the day, you will engage with both the practical technological elements as well more conceptual themes around what constitute communities in a networked society. The workshop will be led by Blast Theory founder member, Ju Row Farr.

This workshop is made possible with support from The Lir – Ireland’s National Academy of Dramatic Arts –, British Council Ireland and the Science Gallery, Dublin.


1-day workshop
Price: 30euro non-members / 25 euro Create members
Date: April 25th
Location: Science Gallery, Dublin
Time: 10.00 – 17.00
Book here


Building out and around from past BLAST THEORY projects, and projects in development about personality profiling, the workshop will look at structuring and creative strategies for challenging/complex projects using conversations, questions and asymmetrical participation. How do you create meaningful dialogues from one person to many? How can conversations which are automated be designed to feel personal and as real as possible? And how can questions or questionnaires be used to build the arc of a work?

Examples of projects we may look at include I’d Hide You, My Neck Of The Woods, Ivy4Evr, A Machine To See With, and Ulrike and Eamon Compliant.

The workshop will be practical and generate material, strategies and practical suggestions. It will be suitable for all types of creative students from media studies and visual art, through to architecture and game design.

Alongside this workshop, Create, Live Collision and The Lab, Dublin City Arts Office, will present Blast Theory’s internationally renowned work ‘Dial Ulrike and Eamon Complaint’ as part of Live Collision International Festival (24 – 26 April 2014). Stay tuned for further announcements.


Blast Theory is renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists’ groups using interactive media, creating groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting. Led by Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, the group’s work explores interactivity and the social and political aspects of technology. It confronts a media saturated world in which popular culture rules, using performance, installation, video, mobile and online technologies to ask questions about the ideologies present in the information that envelops us. Blast Theory is based in Brighton, UK.


Ju Row Farr is one of the founder members of Blast Theory. She trained to be a dancer until she was 20, then went to Canterbury College of Art to do a BTEC and Goldsmith’s to do a degree in fine art and textiles. She has taught and mentored extensively around the work of the Blast Theory, most notably a module in devising at Demontfort University, Leceister and mentoring artists in Australia and the UK. In 2000 she was one of seven live artists involved in the Legacy Project – based at Arnolfini and Prema. In 2001 she received a Live Art Development Agency bursary for professional development. During the same year she was commissioned by the Robert Pacitti Company to make Ease a short video work. In 2006, she took part in a creative cross-disciplinary lab called Concepting Pervasive Multi-User Applications organised by Sagasnet. Ju Row Farr has sat on panels including for the Combined Arts Fund at the Arts Council and Shooting Live Artists.


Create is the national development agency for collaborative arts in social and community contexts.

Our mission is to provide advice and support services to artists and arts organisations working collaboratively with communities in social and community contexts.

Create supports artists across all artforms who work collaboratively with communities in different social and community contexts, be they communities of place or communities brought together by interest.


The LAB is Dublin City Council's Arts Office, a dynamic hub of activity housing a gallery, rehearsal and incubation space for a range of art forms.
The LAB Gallery supports emerging art practices and focuses on fresh ways to develop engaged audiences for the visual arts.


Live Collision is an international producing template redefining the ways that artists create, engage & collide through live performance & digital platforms. Supporting artists working across and between disciplines and creating fresh new experiences for audiences.
Founded in 2009 by Lynnette Moran, Live Collision’s vision is to impact and shift the cultural landscape towards new boundaries and dialogues within live performance aesthetics.


The Lir is Ireland’s National Academy of Dramatic Art, and was established as a result of a recognized need for an academy of excellence within the island of Ireland.

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