Non zero one
non zero one (formed 2009) are an artist collective formed of Sarah Butcher, Iván González, Cat Harrison, John Hunter, Fran Miller and Alex Turner. They also work with other artists in association. The collective formed in early 2009, after meeting one another via their undergraduate studies at Royal Holloway, University of London.
The collective make interactive theatre that sometimes uses game mechanics and digital technology (such as headphones) in order to put the audience at the centre of the work. They often explore the connections between people - whether it be what it is that makes people a 'team', in The Time Out, to the instructions over headphones in Would like to meet, which attempts to ask 'Can you miss someone you've never met?'" or the "Ghosts" of actors past and present in this Is where we got to when you came in.
Would Like to Meet - 2009-2010. Debuted as part of the company's undergraduate degree programme at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2009. The show was then supported by a Farnham Maltings 'No Strings Attached' grant, before being fully commissioned by the Barbican Centre where it ran in Spring of 2010  as part of their Bite10 festival. The piece is an intricately timed interactive headphone work designed for 6 people, each of whom are guided by a different recorded voice. Alex Turner is quoted as saying that the piece aims to pose "the question: 'Can you miss someone you've never met?'"
Hold Hands/Lock Horns - 2010. Developed after the company won a Farnham Maltings 'No Strings Attached' grant, following they vote with their feet at Battersea Arts Centre. Described as an 'interactive game', or 'interactive theatre performance', this piece is 15 minutes long, and is a one-on-one performance, made for one member of the company, and one audience member, and explores "how people can be held accountable for the choices they make".
This is Where We Got to When You Came In - 2011. Devised for the pub theatre venue that The Bush Theatre moved out of in 2011. A show that traces a tour of the backstage areas of The Bush's pub venue of 40 years.
The Time Out - 2011. Developed at the National Theatre Studio, and performed at Latitude Festival 2011, Forest Fringe 2011, before touring to Tate Britain in October 2011, The Junction in November 2011. In an interview with The Junction Theatre, the collective are quoted as saying that "the time out is about teamwork. When we first started work on the piece about a year ago, we were enthralled by questions like: what is it that makes a team? How long do you have to be with a group of people to feel they are your team? What is it you have to experience? How does a team survive?" The show is 1 hour long and is an interactive experience for up to 12 audience members.
Awards and accoladesEdit
- Best Entertainment Award at the Off West End Awards 2012 for this is where we got to when you came in (at The Bush Theatre)
- Voted 'coolest company' by Elle Magazine (Sept 2011) The show is 1 hour long and is an interactive experience for up to 12 audience members
- Lyn Gardner of The Guardian's New Edinburgh Act of the Day on 17 August 2011
- Timms, Anna (17 April 2010). "Drama graduates win an audience at the Barbican". London: The Guardian Online. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
- "Editorial: Non Zero One". Bushgreen.org. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
- Gardner, Lyn (17 August 2011). "New Edinburgh Act of the Day: Non Zero One". London: guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
- "A One to One with non zero one." The Junction. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
- Gardner, Lyn (September 2011). "This Is Where We Got to When You Came In – review". London: theguardian.co.uk. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
- "Would Like To Meet - event listing". barbican.org.uk. 2010. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
- "'non zero one' perform hold hands/lock horns at the Forest Fringe Café in Edinburgh". Royal Holloway, University of London. 2010-11-30. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
- "Jerwood Curatorial Projects". Forest Fringe. 2010. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
- "Farnham Spring Festival 2011". Farnham Maltings. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
- "Farnham Maltings Spring Festival Programme" (PDF). Farnham Maltings. 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
- Jennafu (2011-03-14). "Latitude 2011 ~ Launch announcement". http://forums.latitudefestival.co.uk/. External link in
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- "Artists for 2011". Forest Fringe. April 2011. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
- ArtCalendr.com (2011-10-13). "The Time Out Non Zero One". Retrieved 15 April 2012.
- Tripney, Natasha (2012-02-06). "The 2012 Off West End Awards". http://exeuntmagazine.com/. Retrieved 15 April 2012. External link in