As an experimental company CREW aims to visualize how technology is changing us. The art form that is used for this purpose and that quite simply engages the body of the spectator, is immersion. There are multiple ways of sharing immersive environments with the public but the main critera is for the art form to be live: theatre, installations and performances. These real-time creations anchor the immersive experience in the here and now. In the here and now the sole contact point between humans and technology. In the here and now CREW confronts a wide and international audience personally and bodily with that which surrounds us, our place in it and the way we perceive ourselves.
Scientific Fiction is the best description of Eric Joris’ way of working with an international network of artists and scientists. Where the well-known Science Fiction is a genre that typically paints a fantastic future, Scientific Fiction is CREW’s method of providing a glimpse of the future by questioning new digital possibilities and putting them to use in an alternative way.
News: 2017: a new production: Hands-On Hamlet
In this era of selfies, camera ubiquity and hyperawareness, CREW wants to explore these issues by breaking open pathways of perception. There is no higher purpose for the live-art of CREW than to create experiences that help viewers think and feel through immersive media that help shape our increasingly, progressively dangerous un-realities.
In the new production Hands-On Hamlet CREW continues to explore tools to communicate the multiplicity of truth and to activate thinking.
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