Performance and media collaboration and research project with Eddie Ladd. This touring performance piece was commissioned by the Royal Opera House 2 in Covent Garden and was premiered there in February 2007.
This work in progress was developed as part of a research project into live performance tools. It uses live video as a data source, converting colour levels into blocky three-dimensional shapes reminiscent of 1980s computer games.
The audience members’ improvised hand gestures create developing recursive imagery: the spontaneous, improvised hand gesture of the audience, a performance in miniature, is amplified and multiplied into an evolving and organic image and sound environment.
Strategy Game #1 is a complex system based on the simple objective of popping balloons, which while rewarding in itself, belies an intricate relationship of control and strategic gameplay between the viewer and the work.