In this Lunchtime Talk, director Sacha Wares shares some thoughts-in-progress about crafting emotional engagement in virtual and mixed reality, in relation to two pieces: VR drama Adult Children and the exhibition Museum of Austerity.
Sacha Wares is an award winning XR and theatre director. She is founder of Trial & Error Studio, innovation associate at English Touring Theatre, an associate artist at the Donmar Warehouse, and associate director at the National Theatre’s Immersive Storytelling Studio. Her theatre credits include Sucker Punch starring Daniel Kaluuya (Royal Court) and Jung Chang's Wild Swans (Young Vic, London; A.R.T., Boston). XR work includes Museum of Austerity (LFF, IDFA) and Adult Children (LFF).
Open Studio Fridays
From 10:00 - 17:00 you can stay at the Studio for Open Studio Fridays - join us to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. The Studio provides chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Tell us what you’re up to, or allow us to facilitate conversations within the resident community. Studio staff and residents will be around to chat, answer questions, or tell you more about what we do. The open afternoons close at 17:00, sometimes with a trip to the Café & Bar.
Where to find us
The Lunchtime Talks take place in the Pervasive Media Studio, which is in the Watershed building. The Studio is just beyond the Café & Bar, turn right and then go down the corridor to your left (where the toilets are). The double doors here will be open, go all the way down until you reach the Studio. A member of staff will sign you in, and check your ticket, if you have booked.