Called ‘XR Circus: Extraordinary Circus’ the project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Circus, cabaret and outdoor arts makers and performers have been invited to be part of a period of intensive research into how immersive technologies can be used to augment and or to capture live performances.
There will be a launch event on 20 February, 6–8pm, at Lighthouse Arts in Kensington Street, Brighton entitled XR Circus: Hidden Histories and Future Visions. Professor Vanessa Toulmin from the University of Sheffield, and Professor Ron Beadle from Northumbria University will present and the selected artists will be introduced.
The university is working with King’s College London, Freedom Festival Arts Trust (Hull), Seachange Arts (Great Yarmouth), Without Walls, Driftwood and Lighthouse Arts to support what will be an intensive lab experience for selected circus artists from across the UK.