Foreign Radical: Designing the Game

by Milton Lim Over the last several months, I have been working on Conspiracy’s newest piece, Foreign Radical, a journey into the world of cyberwarfare, Internet censorship and security. Have you ever hesitated to put your name on a petition? Do you want to know all of your lover’s secrets? Is the value of free[…]

Interactive Storytelling

Gaming and Theatre

Interactive Storytelling: Video Games and the Theatre, hosted by Playwrights Theatre Centre Kathleen Flaherty, tonight is an event that we’re looking forward to. The concept of game play within theatre performance is something Conspiracy has delved into with Kathleen in a big way over the past year as we’ve been developing Foreign Radical. It didn’t[…]

5 questions: Tanya Marquardt on Duets for One

On the 5th anniversary of Club PuSh, we ask Club artists five questions.   Tanya Marquardt Tanya has worked with various forms including theatre, dance, site-specific installation, performance art, noise music and poetry. In mixing forms she finds something new and unexpected, something that she wants to share with her community, colleagues and friends. DUETS[…]

PuSh | Club PuSh: conception to delivery

My wife and I are at the opening of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, 10th anniversary edition, and PuSh founding board member Jane Heyman has asked us all to introduce ourselves to a stranger by telling them about our connection to PuSh. I’m talking to a group, some I know and some I don’t,[…]

Sammy Chien

5 Questions: Sammy Chien (Ryeberg, Jan. 26)

On the 5th anniversary of Club PuSh, we ask Club artists five questions.   Sammy Chien Vancouver-based interdisciplinary media artist who seeks to merge cinema, sound art, new media and dance performances techniques into a new individual practice. RYEBERG LIVE CLUB PUSH JANUARY 26, 2014 | 7PM PERFORMANCE WORKS, GRANVILLE ISLAND TICKETS HERE   1.[…]

Club PuSh by Tim Matheson

Club PuSh: Five Fabulous Years!

Club PuSh opens tonight — the fifth program of new performance that thrives in a bar environment — as part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. PuSh has made a lot happen in a decade, growing from a trio of presentations in 2004 drawing an audience in[…]

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Getting in the Game: notes from a mixed reality

by Jeremy Waller Foreign Radical director We’re all in the same boat, and as Leonard Cohen says, “everybody knows”. If you’ve tuned into the news about cyberspace over the last couple of years, you realize we’re all being tracked, tagged, and titillated/distracted just enough to maintain the status quo. You’re still free to dismiss this[…]

Cyber warfare sleuthing satisfies research addict

by Kathleen Flaherty, Dramaturg Playwrights Theatre Centre I’m a research addict — by profession. Imagine all the news or scholarship, cartoons or rants about cyber surveillance, censorship and the military industrial complex/security apparatus, hacking, wikileaks, and paranoia — I’m dedicated to absorbing every crumb. As dramaturg for Foreign Radical I have licence to listen to[…]

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Privacy’s pricetag

By Tim Carlson How soon until we think of privacy as just a product, rather than a right? I’ve been thinking a lot about this idea since starting research on Foreign Radical. And I’ve been thinking more about it since seeing a photo of Obama in his privacy tent recently. When he’s on the road,[…]

Duets for One rehearsal

Trio creates Duets for One

I just got back from New York after two great weeks working on the creation Duets for One  with writer / performer Tanya Marquardt and director Mallory Catlett. Tanya sent me an email in late 2011 asking if I’d like to collaborate on writing a 10-minute libretto for an opera. At the time, she was[…]

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