QUAD is pleased to have Matheson Marcault as our Digital Participatory Artists in Residence 16/17. Matheson Marcault will be in residence at QUAD at the end of Nov, as well as Feb 2017 half term.
Matheson Marcault was set up by Holly Gramazio and Sophie Sampson to work with culture, history, play and physical space. They make site-specific events and installations; interactive experiences with deep grounding in research and history; workshops to introduce participants to principles of game design; and games for museums, parks and other public spaces.
Matheson Marcault create works for festivals and conferences including Frequency Festival in Lincoln, Amy Johnson Festival in Hull, Here London and InTRANSIT in Kensington and Chelsea. They also curate and produce Now Play This, an annual festival of play and experimental games at Somerset House as part of the London Games Festival.
During their time at QUAD they will be exploring the possibilities around digitally-mediated physical play – real-world experiences and games moderated by a computer. As well as workshops, Matheson Marcault will also be inviting our visitors to take part in game play in our café, gallery and public spaces.
Prior to Matheson Marcault, Holly Gramazio explored the intersection of game design and other cultural forms as both an artist and a curator. From 2009 to 2013 she was Lead Game Designer at Hide&Seek, leading on events and installations. She curated regular events, including a festival of games and game-based work at the Southbank Centre, and the Sandpit, a regular event for new games.
Sophie Sampson worked as a freelance digital producer and writer from 2009-2015, producing digital projects and prototypes, often with some physical elements, for institutions such as Tate, V&A Museum, Natural History Museum, Historic Royal Palaces, BBC and Channel 4, with companies like Hide&Seek, Coney, Caper, and Somethin’ Else, as well as working with academics on how games might fit into the classroom.
Find out more at: http://mathesonmarcault.com
and keep an eye out on our website for updates and activities. Image credit:
© Matheson Marcault 54 Cities, Kensington and Chelsea 2015