Blast Theory


As part of New Expressions 2 the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) in Exeter worked with BAFTA-nominated artists’ group Blast Theory, to create a piece of work for the newly redeveloped museum, which re-opened in December 2011.

Blast Theory use interactive media to create new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting.

The commission for RAMM, ‘Ghostwriter’, is based on mobile phone technology. It starts from the idea that RAMM's million objects give rise to a million thoughts, resonating with the histories of those connected with them. The work is interactive and capable of being experienced from anywhere in the world – though it is most effective when started in the museum.

Inspired by RAMM's collections, the work prompts audiences to see their surroundings afresh - and to talk about an object that has particular meaning in their own lives.

Ghostwriter starts at the new Garden Entrance to RAMM, at the rear of the building.

A spare mobile phone is available from the museum reception.

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New Expressions 2 artists group Blast Theory is renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists' groups using interactive media. Their work confronts a media saturated world in which popular culture rules, using performance, installation, video, mobile and online technologies to ask questions about the ideologies present in the information that envelops us. Led by Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, the group's work explores interactivity and the social and political aspects of technology. Blast Theory are based in Brighton, UK.