Matt Adams co-founded Blast Theory in 1991, an artists’ group renowned for its multidisciplinary approach, pioneering the use of new technologies within performance contexts.
Since 1997, the group has collaborated with the Mixed Reality Laboratory at the University of Nottingham. Works such as Desert Rain, Can You See Me Now? and Uncle Roy All Around You have been nominated for four Interactive Arts BAFTAs and won the Golden Nica at Prix Ars Electronica. Recent projects include Rider Spoke and You Get Me. Ulrike and Eamon Compliant was commissioned for the Venice Biennale in 2009.
Visiting Professor, Blast Theory
BA (Hons) English Literature, University College London
This practice-as-research PhD investigates performance structures designed to produce the participant as a protagonist. Led by a microgeographic interrogation of immersive encounters, the project experiments with the interdependent relationship between structure
and agency, while considering interactive performance practice as a heterotopic space of deviation.