About Blast Theory
Blast Theory is one of the most adventurous artists’ groups in Britain, based in London since 1991, with a creative team of three. Pioneering the use of new technologies within performance contexts, the work explores interactivity and the relationship between real and virtual space. It confronts a media saturated world in which popular culture rules, using video, computers, performance, installation, mobile and online technologies to ask questions about the ideologies present in the information that envelops us.
For the past three years, Blast Theory has been exploring the convergence of online and mobile technologies in collaboration with the Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham, to create groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art mixing audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting.
Following two BAFTA nominations and an Honorary Mention at the Transmediale Awards, Blast Theory won the much coveted Prix Ars Electronica for Interactive Art in 2003.