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We are an interdisciplinary creative studio and research collective confronting the shifting futures of live performance. We create unique works for the web, park, street, theater, opera, festival, and more.

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

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Studio

We are non-hierarchical and eclectic in our aesthetic interests, resisting divisions between high and low or pop and experimental. Our work comes about through personal engagement and commitment to ideas. We are driven by a compulsive desire to collaborate across different histories and expertise—involving not only artists—but also statisticians, anthropologists, philosophers, architects, computational biologists, engineers and others.

These efforts have taken numerous forms including an underwater music concert, a database driven theatrical performance, a hallucinogenic fog and strobe light installation, a live animation pipeline for a Shakespeare production, and a video installation for the web, to name just a few.

Services

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

Clients

Our clients and collaborators have included BAM, Performing Arts Hub Norway, Fusebox Festival, Nike, Australia Arts Council, CLICK Festival, The Danish Ministry for Culture, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, ELEKTRA, New York Theatre Workshop, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, The Watermill Center, winter guests, Chico MacMurtrie, Verdensteatret, Between Music, Théâtre de l’Union, New York Live Arts, PS122, 3LD, among others.

Our Team

Individually, our team of associates has 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, 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