About Us

FuturePerfect is an transdisciplinary creative studio and research collective based in Brooklyn, New York. We create unique groundbreaking work across digital media, visual art, live performance, and frontier technologies.

We work with clients to design, build, and implement artistic and commercial projects, we originate new work, and we consult with governments and institutions. We specialize in pioneering new approaches to creating work.

Want to hire us? Want to talk about a project? Email us at: hello@futureperfect.studio

Studio

Our work comes about through playful experimentation and serious research. We are driven by a compulsive desire to collaborate across different histories and expertise—involving not only artists—but also statisticians, anthropologists, philosophers, architects, designers, engineers and experts in other fields. We are non-hierarchical and eclectic in our aesthetic interests, resisting divisions between high and low or pop and experimental. Performance as an organizing principle and practice is central to our work, not as an end, but as a point of departure—a place from which we leave to other destinations.

We’ve induced intense hallucinations in hundreds of audience members, invented new instruments for an underwater music concert, made theatrical interventions in public libraries, deployed databases and algorithms to generate new dramatic texts, and with computer vision developed a live animation system for a French Shakespeare production.

Services

  • Artistic Development
  • Concept Development
  • Consulting
  • Creative Producing
  • Cultural Strategy
  • Curation
  • Interactive Design
  • Media Design
  • Production Design
  • Project Management
  • Sound Design
  • Strategic Planning
  • Systems Design

Clients and Collaborators

  • 3LD
  • Australia Arts Council
  • BAM
  • Between Music
  • Chico MacMurtrie
  • Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
  • CLICK Festival
  • ELEKTRA
  • Elevator Repair Service
  • Fusebox Festival
  • Jacob Abramson Developments
  • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
  • New York Live Arts
  • New York Theatre Workshop
  • Nike
  • PS122
  • Performing Arts Hub Norway
  • Théâtre de l’Union
  • The Danish Ministry for Culture
  • The Watermill Center
  • Verdensteatret
  • Verdensteatret
  • winter guests

FuturePerfect Initiatives

As part of our current effort to strengthen and further develop FuturePerfect Creative Studio, we are working to expand our capacity by generating an independent non-profit organization: FuturePerfect Initiatives. Having both an LLC and a 501(c)3 will give us more flexibility to successfully execute a wider variety of projects with a larger set of tools at our disposal. The primary goal of our non-profit entity will be to support our own creative efforts – as well as those of select partners and clients – with an approach that includes fundraising and Board oversight.

In 2019, we are celebrating our 10th anniversary by solidifying and rolling-out a series of institution-building steps that will ensure our sustainability and success for many years to come. If you are interested, we would be happy to discuss details of our strategic plan (currently being finalized), ranging from the implementation of practices and protocols to goals and tactics in many areas, including personnel, marketing/communications, and the launch of FuturePerfect Initiatives in 2020.

Please Donate Now

At this time, we are respectfully seeking financial support to help us realize our organizational development objectives. We would be extremely grateful if you assist us with your gift at any level that is right for you. Every commitment will be truly helpful and greatly appreciated.

You can donate by credit card online here: Donate Now!

Or you can donate by check. Please send your contribution to Wayne Ashley, FuturePerfect Creative Studio, 812 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11215. Checks must be made out to “Fractured Atlas,” with “FuturePerfect Productions” in the memo line.

FuturePerfect Productions is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of FuturePerfect must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

On behalf of our entire FuturePerfect team, thank you very much for your thoughtful consideration of our request!

Our Team

Our team worked with some of the most important cultural institutions and figures in the arts [Björk, MoMA, Sufjan Stevens, BAM, Nico Muhly, Ivo van Hove, Elevator Repair Service, Ralph Lemon, Iris van Herpen, Matthew Barney, MASS MoCA, Sasha Waltz, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art] and grappled with many of the pressing social and political issues of our time [AIDS-affected homeless in New York City, political disappearance in Sri Lanka, and the post 9/11 global war of terror.]

Wayne Ashley
Founder and Artistic Director
Xander Seren
Co-Artistic Director
Lisa Reynolds
Project Coordinator
Andy Cavatorta
Artist and Engineer
Josh Higgason
Video and Production Designer
Lynn M Stirrup
Executive Consultant
Allen Feldman
Cultural Anthropologist
Daniel Teige
Sound Specialist and Creative Director
Micah Silver
Sound Specialist and Creative Director
Tal Yarden
Media Designer and Filmmaker