Just Like Real Life is a vivid and violent new script about memory, obsession, and Virtual Reality.
Just Like Real Life fuses live performance and virtual reality to explore our relationship with the increasingly familiar digital realm. Each audience member is given their own Virtual Reality headset before the show begins.
By Emma Attwood and Nick Finegan. Photography by Zbigniew Kotkiewicz.
Just Like Real Life 2019 - domestic couple
Just Like Real Life 2019 - business couple
Just Like Real Life 2019 - sporty couple
Just Like Real Life | 2018
Commissioned by Camden People’s Theatre as part of Sprint in March 2018, and then presented as a re-worked version at Latitude Festival in July 2018.
Just Like Real Life fuses live performance and virtual reality to explore our relationship with the increasingly familiar digital realm. Each audience member is given their own Virtual Reality headset before the show begins. These will function as their own personal portal into a virtual landscape where fantasy and desire feel all too real.
With VR by Jack Churchill. Photography by Zbigniew Kotkiewicz.
The Lady and the Unicorn
A performance piece with original animations, inspired by the Lady the Unicorn tapestries. Performed at The Yard Theatre in July 2017 as part of Live Drafts.
Temi Wilkey, Deli Segal, Nick Finegan.
Writer/director - Emma Attwood
Set design: Naomi Kuyck-Cohen with Cecile Tremolieres
Costume: Emma Lyth and Phoebe Chan
Animation: John O’Connor
Sound: Rhodri Karim
Lighting: Dan Saggars
Production Manager: Lucie Regan
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Performed at The Yard Theatre in May 2016 as part of NOW ‘16.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
Performed at The Rag Factory in November 2014.
When the Rain Stops Falling
Performed at The Rosemary Branch Theatre in April 2013.
Co-curated with Yates Norton:
MONOPOLES: AN EXHIBITION ABOUT ART AND PHYSICS at Ugly Duck, London (October 2016) with Oli Gould.
Friday 28 Oct, 6-8.30pm: Exhibition Opening – 7pm: ‘Magnetic Monopoles’, a talk by Professor Arttu Rajantie (Imperial College) – 7.30pm: a short play by Ewen Maclachlan
Saturday 29 Oct, 12 noon-6pm -2-3pm: ‘This Tremendous World of Interconnecting Hierarchies’, a talk by artist Geraldine Cox (artist in residence, Imperial College) on nature and physics
– 4-4:45pm: Theory and Experiment, a conversation with Yates Norton (art historian), Oliver Gould (physicist), Thomas Haworth (astrophysicist) and Santiago Cabrera Marquez (physicist)
Sunday 30 Oct, 12 noon-6pm – 4-4.30pm: ‘What is a particle?’ Giulia Ferlito (physicist)
Featuring works by Anna Moser Burleigh Morton Christopher Gonzalez-Crane Ella Wearing Emily Kloppenburg Ewen Maclachlan Iain Woods Jocelyn Spaar Karen Loader Kieran Bruce Laurie Lewis Natalia Jaeger Rose Pickles Sophie Seita Thomas Laprade & Aaron Lehman
And recorded talks by Fiora Salis Genevieve Marciniak
About the exhibition Space and time bend. Intuition falters. What do we really know? Monopoles is a weekend of exhibitions, talks and performances featuring cutting edge physics alongside award-winning art, film, poetry and music.
Monopoles brings the search for the magnetic monopole at the Large Hadron Collider (CERN) into a Bermondsey art space. The weekend will open with an evening of screenings, performance and a talk by Professor Arttu Rajantie (Imperial College, London), a leading authority on magnetic monopoles.
The monopole is a hypothetical particle with only one magnetic pole. If found, it would change how we think about space, time and the universe. In collaboration with physicists at Imperial College London, and co-curated by Yates Norton and Emma Stirling, Monopoles is a new cross-disciplinary exhibition that brings scientists and artists together to explore anti-intuitive ideas that test the boundaries of our knowledge.
ATMOSPHERES, Berlin & New York, Spring 2016
Exhibition: April 19 2016, Roof Books, New York
in conversation with Leonie Kubigsteltig, Lucy Harries, Dino Steinhof, Michel Kaden, Sümer Sayın, Gaby D’Annunzio, Chris Gylee, Emily Kloppenburg, Luke McMullan, Sophie Seita, Tom Laprade & Aaron Lehman, Anna Moser, Ella Wearing, and Julie Patton.
Atmospheres is a conversation series and creative research project.
The starting points are:
- Atmosphere is experienced in multi-sensory ways. It is difficult to describe even, or especially, when we sense it strongly: atmosphere is something which resists articulation.
- Atmosphere can be instrumentalised for specific political or economic ends.
- Atmosphere can be generated by altering and organising a space, often in quite subtle ways: for example re-arranging objects in ways which disrupt habitual interactions with them.
Each conversation has featured a discussion exploring the topic of atmosphere through works we have made and the ideas and/or materials that the participating artists have brought. After each conversation, we created another set of works in response to the ideas raised. We then brought these works to the next conversation. At the end of the series, we accumulated a number of objects and documentation relating to the discussions we have had. This exhibition is an archive of the creative research project, and features works by some of the collaborating artists.
The project centres on conversation as a way of thinking through this topic because we want to approach atmosphere from several points of view and forms of making. Conversations have their own atmosphere, which we have observed and used in our exploration of the theme. The works we have created are both documents of previous discussions, and act as supplements to the ongoing conversations.
AGAINST NATURE (April 2015, St Pancras Clock Tower, London)
SAY RYAN (January 2015, John Hughes Arts Festival, Cambridge)
SET PIECES (June 2014, Dixon Place, New York)
THE CHAIR, THE TABLE (March-May 2014, One Of Us, New York)
I often perform in live art performances and artist performances, including Alexis Teplin’s ARCH: The Politics of Fragmentation at Whitechapel Gallery (2018) and Sophie Seita’s My Little Enlightenment Plays at SPACE (2019).