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Performances, exhibitions, and events for Puncture The Screen
All taking place in person at Broadway Cinema, Nottingham, as well as online

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Interdimensional Phishing Scam
by Jamie Drew and Joe Strickland

Interdimensional Phishing Scam is an interactive audio experience where you receive a phone call about some PPI compensation that pulls you through a series of different call centres from parallel universes in a randomly generated show full of surreal comedy and unforeseen consequences.

The experience will be available to audiences when the on demand period for the festival begins on Monday July 18th, 12:00.


Who We Are and Where We Come From
by Megan Gates

The British Museum wants you to create an exhibition. You’re in charge of what gets displayed, hidden or sent home. But history is never simple and the museum is a business. The exhibition must be full, sponsors won’t like losing artefacts and the public are getting stirred up. Will you create a truly British exhibition, or bend to the pressures of history?

Who We Are and Where We Come From will be available in the Exhibition Space for the duration of the festival, July 16th and 17th, from 12:00 until 18:00.

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Keep The Lights On
by Kill The Cat

A live hybrid interactive piece exploring the environmental cost of the internet, where the online & in-person audiences fight for control.

The online audience controls the show’s electricity supply, whilst the in-person audience battle to keep the lights on or experience the show entirely in darkness.

Created by the award winning Kill The Cat Theatre “One of a few companies [who] make strong cases for theatre in its digital form” The New York Times.

Keep The Lights On will be performed live and online simultaneously on Saturday July 16th, 18:00.

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Sky Above The Scene
by Hannah Whittaker

In a time of borders being strengthened and unions being separated, this large-scale immersive video installation aims to focus attention on and increase appreciation of what unites us - our coexistence under one, borderless sky.

Sky Above The Scene will be available in the VR Gallery for the duration of the festival, July 16th and 17th, from 12:00 until 18:00.

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The idea is to keep you inside
By Kazia Cannon

1 in 3 women are subject to physical or sexual violence within their life time…The idea is to keep you inside.

The piece transforms an everyday public space to a place of reflection about women’s safety while walking. The piece is designed to confront your bias about women and women’s safety.

The idea is to keep you inside will be available in the Exhibition Space for the duration of the festival, July 16th and 17th, from 12:00 until 18:00.

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Goddard Solutions
by Thomas Florence

An interactive experience about "borrowing" personal data.

We are Goddard Solutions Private Detectives, we provide a very niche form of private detection. We see it as the keyhole surgery of Detective work, instead of the dated methods of following cars and stealing mail, we do one thing and we do it well. Access (we can’t say how for plausible deniability) the target’s computer, spy on their files, accounts, and activity and write a dossier for the client about their personality, desires, and their notion of self. This is your new job.

Goddard Solutions will be available in the Immersive Library for the duration of the festival, July 16th and 17th, with bookable slots from 12:00 until 18:00 each day.


by Chromatic Creative

Love is a splendid thing. It’s apparently all we need. So for the next eight hours, Cupid will collect your love. Share your experiences of love with Cupid as they create a digital collage of experiences, images and stories of love over six hours. As you contribute yours, Cupid dives into their stories of past, present and future creating a digital art piece capturing love in a moment.

iLove will be available in the Exhibition Space on Sunday 17th, from 12:00 until 18:00.

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just calling to say
by Ella Wright

Whenever we missed a call from my grandmother, she would always leave a voicemail. She passed away in 2021, and we discovered that every one of her voicemails had been automatically saved to our landline phone. Playing them, it was almost like she was back with us. Like she had just called to say hello again.

JUST CALLING TO SAY is a collation of unstaged voicemails, exploring what we say in those messages we leave, why we leave them, and why you should never be too busy to pick up the phone.

The film will be screened as part of our Data Driven Film Festival on Sunday July 17th at 18:00.


Hold What You Love
by Lauren La Rose

Hold What You Love is situated within a long historical conversation between technology and protest. The durational performance interrogates how technological advancements have been used to promote and suppress social movements, and how Disabled and BIPOC stories fit within these histories. Based on technology that served as precursors to early computer programming, this durational punch card and music box piece investigates historical connections between Disability and Racial justice.  

Hold What You Love will be performed on Saturday 16th July from 17:00. The soundtrack, as it evolves, will be performed each hour on the hour. Participants are invited to contribute, play and perform with the music boxes throughout the day.


Graphic Nature 

Graphic Nature bares all. Exposes the internets obsession with women’s bodies, from the manosphere, to revenge porn and proanorexia P.A.Bitez examines how HTML has exaceserated the ways in which women can be humiliated. Following one girl, played by Bitez and her revelation algorithms are coded to scruitinise women. A surreal voyage into the underbelly of the internet, were eyes are currency. Bitez highlights how the virtual is modifying reality.

Graphic Nature will be screened as part of our Data Driven Film Festival on Sunday July 17th at 18:00.


by Rachel Parry

Weird and wonky web-based, interactive clickable experience, using the artists’ personal data from their project “MALFUNCTIONING PERFECTLY” Rachel Parry and Creative Technologist Rachel Smith have been teaching the A.I bots about liveness from a Neurodivergent/disabled point-of-view. Resulting in a playful but often disastrous choice-driven uncanny experience that devolves into chaos.

MALPER will be available in the Exhibition Space for the duration of the festival, July 16th and 17th, from 12:00 until 18:00.


Digital Theatre Drop In Session
by Chronic Insanity

An event where Joe Strickland, the Artistic Director of Chronic Insanity, will be live and online to answer any questions you might have about digital theatre or data driven art and performance.

This event will be online on Saturday July 16th at 14:00.

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Panel on Making Data Driven Art
featuring P.A.BITEZ, Hannah Whittaker, Kazia Cannon, Rachel Parry.

Some of the artists from Puncture The Screen 2022 discuss what it means to be making art and performance driven by data. Chaired by Joe Strickland, the event will end with a Q&A for audiences to ask their own questions about the work and processes of the artists in attendance.

The event will take place in person and online on Saturday July 16th at 16:00.

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Making games with Twine: a practical workshop
by Chloe Mashiter

Learn how to make your own digital games using the popular text-adventure software Twine in this practical workshop designed especially for beginners and led by game-designer Chloe Mashiter. Whether you’re looking to create games for people to play online, make themed interactive tools for digital performance, or you just want to try your hand at something new, this workshop will offer an easy introduction to Twine and you’ll leave with the beginnings of your own unique game.

The workshop will take place online on Sunday 17th July at 14:00.

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Sustainable Theatre
by Kill The Cat

Kill The Cat are passionate believers that creating work with a smaller carbon footprint does not have to limit your creative ambition.

This workshop will allow us all to explore what it is to put environmentalism at the heart of your practice and look forward, to what changes we can make to the creative sector. 

This is an introductory workshop for producing and creating sustainable theatre; covering green riders, calculating productions carbon footprints and reducing waste. 

It will take place in person and online, Sunday 17th July at 16:00.

It will last two hours.


A beginner's guide to making an animated short - 
A step by step guide to making a finished animation
by Edalia Day

Ever wanted to make your own animated short film, or add animation to your art of theatre making process? Join Edalia Day in this fun 10 minute frame by frame animation tutorial for how to bring an idea from your mind into full colour animated reality. 

Suitable for absolute beginners as well as more experienced animators, this masterclass will be available for the duration of the festival.

Required Software:

Flipaclip (free for Android/iPhone/iPad).

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Reaching through the screen – technology and immersing people in their own bedrooms
by Tom Black

How do you immerse someone in a show they’re attending remotely? Tom Black of Jury Games explains how the pandemic taught that company how to think outside the box when it comes to pulling audiences into your world. 

Learn the techniques and tools to set up phone calls, text messages, emails and more as you look to make a bedroom-bound audience member feel like your story is unfolding all around them, not just on a Zoom call. 

This masterclass will be available for the duration of the festival.

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Puncture The Screen Archive

This year we are bringing back some of the artwork and masterclasses from previous festivals, including:

The Ashes World Tour by Naomi Westerman

(Available in the Exhibition Space)

Displacement Native by Michael-Jon Mizra

Augmented Art by Tom Shennan

(Screened as part of the Data Driven Film Festival)

Introduction to Digital Theatre by Kill The Cat

Introduction to animation by Edalia Day

Introduction to Creative Captioning using Isadora by Tim Kelly

(Available for the duration of the festival)

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