Two friends meet Bob, a blob of light, and their world becomes brighter with him inside of it. With him they play games, make adventures and explore. But one day Bob fades away and the two are left to come to terms with his unexpected disappearance from their lives.
Using ground breaking interactive live projections, light manipulation, movement and sound, Bob will be a 50 minute piece performed by two Japanese movement artists, exploring bereavement and loss in a playful, accessible and truthful way for young people.
Bob is entering an R&D in Autumn 2019, and will go on to tour nationally and internationally in 2020.
- Director: Amy Draper
- Video Design: Nina Dunn
- Lighting design: Josh Pharo
- Dramaturg: Stewart Melton
- Performers: Haruka Kuroda and Dai Tabuchi
- Produced by Tessa Bide Productions
- “Orb” image: courtesy, danielbenney.com
In August 2019, we partnered with the magnificent Pervasive Media Studios at Watershed, Bristol, for a tech residency to play with who Bob is and how to create him. Victoria Tillotson — Talent Development Lead at Pervasive Media Studios — wrote this blog about the week and our experiments with Mi.Mu gloves and more!
Here are some screenshots taken from the R&D at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2017. Professional production shots are on their way!