The Universe and Me

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In June / July I became reacquainted with the world of theatre thanks to an opportunity to work on a show with Liverpool-based theatre company 20 Stories High. Director Keith Saha is a keen collaborator, often working with other artists and integrating different practices into his shows, whether it be rap, puppetry, or in this case, interactive video.

The show was called Universe and Me, and had been developed with the 20SH youth theatre group. It was a great experience for me to work again in this context, not having done so properly since doing video design for A Different Tune. Keith was really keen to push what we could do with isadora, and I felt technically stretched by some of the ideas we had. We used live camera recordings, mobile projections, used multiple webcams for simulating Skype conversations (and no, actually using Skype is never a reliable solution, not even for Skype!).

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