About Us

FuturePerfect is a transdisciplinary creative studio and research collective based in Brooklyn, New York. We create unique groundbreaking experiences across digital media, visual arts, live performance, and emerging technologies.

We collaborate with clients to conceptualize, design, and realize complex projects. We consult with governments, organizations, artists, and brands to develop cultural strategies, programs, and specialized content. And we create our own projects that invite audiences to be at the center of exciting discoveries and creative risk.

Want to hire us? Want to talk about a project? Get in touch at hello@futureperfect.studio

Studio

Our client work comes about through playful experimentation and serious research. We are driven by a compulsive desire to bring people together who seem to occupy disparate histories, training systems, cultural backgrounds, and disciplinary fields. This kind of deep heterogeneous exploration produces new questions and important insights into both artistic and social processes.

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 artistic practice is central to our work, not always as an end, but often as a point of departure—a place from which we leave to other destinations.

Our research areas have included ritual, urbanism, dance, violence, computation, pop culture, celebration, horror, and sound.

Over the past 10 years 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 developed a live animation system for a French Shakespeare production using computer vision. Additionally, we have worked with the Norwegian government to develop a long-term strategy for cultural exchange, created new programs in art and technology at BAM and Fusebox Festival in Austin, and presenting inventing a new platform for live performance online.

Services

  • Artistic Development
  • Concept Development
  • Consulting
  • Creative Producing
  • Cultural Strategy
  • Curation
  • Project Management
  • Research
  • Strategic Planning

Clients & Collaborators

  • 3LD
  • Alan Øyen
  • Australia Arts Council
  • BAM
  • Between Music
  • Carte Blanche
  • Chico MacMurtrie
  • Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
  • CLICK Festival
  • Danish Arts Foundation
  • ELEKTRA
  • Elevator Repair Service
  • Fusebox Festival
  • Jacob Abramson Developments
  • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
  • New INC
  • New York Live Arts
  • New York Public Library
  • New York Theatre Workshop
  • Performance Space New York
  • Performing Arts Hub Norway
  • R/GA
  • Théâtre de l’Union
  • The Watermill Center
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Verdensteatret
  • winter guests

Our Team

Collectively we’ve 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