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Being Someone Else: Part Three – Sophie Calle’s Double Game

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01 Apr 2016 / in collider, musing

In Paul Auster’s Leviathan there’s a character called Maria. She’s a French artist who does experiments on herself. These include reserving different colour foods for different days of the week.   Declaring certain days are dedicated to certain letter. Choosing a different person each morning in the cafe she would frequent to follow for the entire day. […]

Being someone else: Part Two – The Case of The Body Swap

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28 Mar 2016 / in collider, musing

  The premise of the new project – (first working title The Impossible Divide second working title The Collider mirroring a lack of commitment to whether two humans with different bodies and minds can understand one another or is it a task doomed to fail) – sets two people in a built space. One is inside a […]

Being someone else: Part One – are you thinking what I’m thinking?

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27 Mar 2016 / in collider, musing, News

  How do two people come to understand each other’s experience of the world. Anagram are embarking on a new project looking at what it means to understand another human, their world and their experience and to what degree we ever can.   Where would you start?   There is no external way of knowing […]

How we came to make a show about terrorism set in a military institution

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01 Mar 2016 / in News, politics

The project at the Tower of London began with a phone call. Susie Thornberry a former producer at the BAC, and now producing for the Learning and Engagement Team at the Tower of London called us up about designing a nighttime experience for them. They were asking two companies to embark on a short sprint of R’n’d culminating […]

Door Into The Dark picked as one of the Digital Dozen

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03 Feb 2016 / in News

Columbia University’s Digital Storytelling Lab (DSL) announced their first annual “Digital Dozen: Breakthroughs in Storytelling,” – a list of the most creative approaches to narrative from the past year. Door Into The Dark got picked for the list! They said: “The works honored for 2015 include an ad campaign; a video game; an art installation; […]

Creative England 50!

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03 Feb 2016 / in News

We got selected for this celebration of the best creative companies in England for 2016. About the award, they said… “The Creative England 50 report celebrates the best companies and brightest creative talent leading the pack for creative industries across England. Chosen by a panel of industry experts, the CE50 for 2016 includes a wide […]

Across the gulfs of the absurd

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25 Nov 2015 / in News

Returning from IDFA, I sit in the bath and rather than risk an electrifying death by trying to use the IDFA version of a google cardboard, I read a book about narrative and writing by Ursula Le Guin. She’s a master. She writes, “To describe narrative as “rationalization” of the given or of events is […]

Staring Out The CGI, or should new forms of documentary offer a new way of experiencing our relationship with a subject?

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24 Nov 2015 / in News

Yesterday I spent the afternoon after the IDFA DocLab Question Raiser diligently doing as many of the experiences as I could sign up for at this year’s meaty selection They all have some great properties in different ways. LoVR allows you to fly around the pulse of a man’s data as he see a lady […]

Everything you need to build a city is here

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15 Nov 2015 / in News

For the festival that celebrated 5 years of REACT, The Rooms , we assembled an army of 3 – 10 year olds and built a cardboard city. With string and gaffer tape, material and marker pens, a metropolis made of cardboard boxes was born. With an oil rig, underwater castle, homeless shelter, Better Foods Company […]

The Genuine Article: Good stories and fake history in the Syrian conflict

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22 Jul 2015 / in News

As part of the Platforms residency at The Lighthouse we have been developing a project that takes as its starting point the smuggling of Syrian and Iraqi artifacts out of the region and the power of the images generated by ISIS of their destruction. Here is a little bit of the familiar images.   What […]