New digital arts festival

London theatre news: Monday 7 June 2021

Festivals - Multi-art

Chronic Insanity are launching a new online digital arts festival, Puncture The Screen, starting on 29 July.
Puncture The Screen from Chronic Insanity

Image courtesy Chronic Insanity

Puncture The Screen is a data-driven digital art and performance festival.

It's the work of theatrical innovators Chronic Insanity and will platform new and visually stimulating content, aiming to exhibit the best in digital creativity alongside industry-led workshops.

Puncture The Screen will celebrate the work of artists new to digital creation in theatre and performance.

Blurring the lines between theatre, film, music, visual and audio art, creative coding, and video games, the works commissioned by the festival will offer an unusual and unique experience.

The digital sphere has created a new way for artists to continue to make, grow and expand their practice beyond venue walls, however the connection between audience and performer remains harder to obtain online.

Chronic Insanity seek to navigate this by utilising audience data to produce a uniquely customised performance each time, crafting a connection through the personalisation.

The festival aims to provide the tools and knowledge for others to enhance their digital performances in a similar fashion, puncturing the screen and connecting audience with artist.

Digital Producer Joe Strickland said ...

"We really want this festival to show the full innovative strength of digital art and performance.

We want to show off its accessibility, its sustainability, and its affordability for both creatives and audiences alike.

Digital Theatre saved us this past year, and the future of the arts is in part digital, so we're keen to keep supporting and creating as much digital art and performance as possible.

Puncture The Screen is going tohelp us support other artists, performers, and creatives from a wide range of backgrounds with our commissions, how-to videos, panels, and workshops.

We want people to leave the festival feeling inspired and confident in their ability to create work in this exciting, new, opportunity-filled medium."

The festival will run live online from 29 to 30 July and will then be available on demand for two weeks afterwards.


Tickets available here

Puncture the Screen website

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