Critical representation & VR is a Nordic collaborative project led by author-directors Emma Bexell & Stefan Stanisic of Swedish company of performing arts Bombina Bombast. The main part of the work will take place in Malmö and Inter Arts Center but activities also occur in Amsterdam, Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen and Oslo.
Bexell and Stanisic will work at IAC with a combination of criticism and practice in a series of workshops and productions where they, together with invited artists and HCI researchers, explore the performative uses of virtual reality technologies and the radical potential of VR to present perspectives and narratives where audience agency and embodiment are unconditional parts of the storytelling. The aim is to develop methods for the artistic process with focus on diversity in representation, and explore audience experience.
Partners and collaborators: Asreen Rostami (PhD candidate at Department of Computer and System Sciences, SU), Makropol (DK), Blaue Frau (FI), Sydhavn Teater (DK), Sami Henrik Haapala: PhD candidate, University of the Arts Helsinki, Keiken Keskus – The Center for Everything (FI), First Kiss Productions (NO), Revet Scenkonst and IAC
Funded by: Kulturbryggan
Bombina Bombast is a Malmö-based performing arts company founded in 2011 in. Run by artistic director duo Emma Bexell & Stefan Stanisic the company focuses on the meeting between performing arts and innovative technologies, shifting between artistic exploration and production. Presented at among other Inkonst, Malmö; Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Stockholm; CPH Stage; Blaue Frau’s Pop Up Art House, Helsinki; Experimental Room, Barcelona and Nanluoguxiang Performing Arts Festival, Beijing.