Blast Theory – Rider Spoke

Sunday, 20th September 2009 to Saturday, 26th September 2009, 00:00 to 00:00

Produced by The Bristol Do and Arnolfini
performance Mon 21 – Sun 27 Sep 4.00pm – 7.30pm
Rider Spoke combines theatre with game play and state of the art technology. Continuing Blast Theory’s enquiry into performance in the age of personal communication, Rider Spoke invites the audience to cycle the city, equipped with a handheld computer. Using wi-fi technology, you search for a hiding place, record a short message, and look for the hiding places of others.

Cycling through the streets your focus is outward, looking for good places to hide, speculating about the hiding places of others, becoming completely immersed into this overlaid world as the voices of strangers draw you into a new and unknown place. The streets may be familiar but you’ve given yourself up to the freedom cycling allows and the pleasure of being lost.

Cyclists depart every 15 min, duration 75 min. Suitable for ages 16 +, some bicycles provided, however they are unsuitable for anyone under 5ft 2″, so bring your own bike to avoid disappointment. Credit/debit card deposit required.

Rider Spoke is part of The Bristol Do 2009 – An outdoor arts festival taking place in Portland Square, St Pauls, 26 & 27 Sep. Funded by Bristol City Council, Greater Bristol Cycling City Project, Bristol Legible City and Arts Council England South West. Rider Spoke has been developed by Blast Theory in collaboration with the Mixed Reality Lab at University of Nottingham and is sponsored by Trek. Blast Theory is supported by Arts Council England South East.

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