Blister Cinema 3
An interactive film set for performers and public

Blister Cinema 3 was the most important and complex part of the Battle Of Blister project. It was where we finally got all the artworks, programs, props and performers together to work for 10 days on an interactive film set in Margate. There were over 20 collaborators, a professional videographer and multiple simultaneous interactive art works and cameras all capturing footage. This footage along with our Liquid Light experiments will be edited together into a short art science film about inflammation which is part of Silent Signal a project organised by Animate Projects and supported by the Wellcome Trust.

We are extremely happy with the variety and beauty of the footage captured and filmed - the richness of the imagery might make the editing simpler than we had anticipated. Each of the performers will also be receiving their own footage as short films which will be great for promoting the project in the future.

Thanks to Jason Brooks our videographer for being so brilliant, and Abigail and Bentley at Animate for their emotional support. And special thanks to our collaborating scientist Dr Neil Dufton for his huge enthusiasms and gentle scientific prods.

Thanks to all the collaborators who will be listed in future posts, and specially Rutter & Bennett who really got behind the project, with their crazy costumes and performing friends.

As part of the event we opened up to the public for a day and got over 80 people and a dog came through the doors of Limbo on Saturday which was a great turn out. Thanks to Stefan Costenslayer for his extra pair of hands.

We have posted many images to Flickr some of which you can see below, and click on any of them to see more. There you will get a flavour of what the final film will look like.

Blister Cinema 3 included a Family Open Day

Saturday 13th June, 10 to 4pm at Limbo Arts Space, Margate

This June, Genetic Moo are converting Limbo into an interactive film set. We've been commissioned by Animate Projects to make a short film about inflammation. Working with scientist Dr Neil Dufton, we've created a series of interactive artworks where your body takes on the role of a human immune cell or an invading bacteria. Come and explore a fantastic journey inside the body. You can play with the horse fly, crush infected cells and dance with swirling plasma.

Limbo have their own website with a Blister Cinema page. Limbo is on Margate High street, go down the alley just next to KFC. CT9 1EE

In Blister Cinema 3 we commissioned many local performers and artists. Here is the original call out:

A Call for Kent-based performers - June 2015
at LIMBO, Bilton Square, High Street, Margate, CT9 1EE

We are looking for people to be filmed as part of this project. If you can move in interesting ways and are interested in engaging with an interactive film set then contact us. We can offer a small fee and expenses. More information on this page.

This June, we will be building an interactive film set in the Limbo arts space. We are inviting groups of performers, dancers, movers and shakers into the space to play with interacting art works which represent some of the weird and wonderful things that go on inside the body. The interactions will be filmed by a professional videographer and then edited into a short animated art-science film commissioned by the Wellcome Trust.

This opportunity should be of interest to anyone wanting to experiment with responsive technology and immersive environments.
You move it, we'll record it!

If you would like to be involved, please contact us at info@geneticmoo.com

This call out is not only for professional performers. We are interested in all types of expression. You might be active in one of the following areas: dancing, acting, theatre, martial arts, gymnastics, yoga, parkour, balancing acts, circus skills, etc

In return for your participation, we will provide you with video footage of your engagement which you can use in any way you want. We will provide light refreshments and cover travel expenses. We will offer a small fee in the region of £20 for people who take part.

The filming days are Wed 17th, Thurs 18th or Fri 19th June

Here are a couple of demo loops

This project has been commissioned by Animate Projects and supported by the Wellcome Trust.

Genetic Moo 2017