I’m not familiar with Nottingham based company Chronic Insanity but I like their approach. Over the next three months they will be releasing three on-line productions that use different forms of technology to enhance the audience experience and introduce interactive elements. First off comes Conduit which casts the audience in the role of the friend to a character who is desperately trying to connect with someone they love very much but from whom they are separated. ASMR, 360 video and volumetric (no, I don’t know what they are either) are all employed to create an experience that the company hopes will challenge the boundaries of live performance and digital experiences.
We are very proud to bring you the 10th production in Chronic Insanity's 12 shows in 12 months project, Conduit by Joe Strickland. Conduit is an interactive hyper technological performance focusing on a character that is trying desperately to be with a separated loved one. The audience is cast in the role of the character’s friend, feeding back on new innovations in presence technology to help them feel closer to the person they miss so desperately. Mixing heart-warming anecdotes with video, 360 video, ASMR, and volumetric video capture to create an all-encompassing technical experience, the piece asks whether it's right that grief should be used as a tool to drive innovation. The performance is available with captions and audio description.