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Talk #142

Chronic Insanity

Tuesday 1 October 2024, 5.30pm

Salutation Pub (upstairs)
Higher Chatham Street
Manchester
M15 6ED

A booking link for this talk will be available soon.

A video recording of this talk will be available from 1 November.

Joe Strickland is a theatre maker, digital producer, creative technologist and access consultant with great energy and passion. Since 2012 they have been helping to create all manner of theatre and performance in venues across the country.

They are the Artistic Director & CEO of Chronic Insanity, Digital Producer at DaDa, Producer for the Chronically Ill Artists Network, and a Trustee of The King's Hall Trust For The Arts.

They are the Digital Producer for Puncture The Screen, Chronic Insanity's data driven art and performance festival, and the Venue Manager for both Insanity Point, a Nottingham-based pop-up streaming venue for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and The Void, an immersive performance and exhibition space housed in a system of caves in Nottingham.

They are an artist supported by the Nottingham Playhouse, a studio member with Near Now, and have been a BBC New Creative and an Associate Artist with New Perspectives and Nonsuch Studios.

They have a PhD in Future Experience Technologies and Storytelling, which was based at the University of Nottingham's Mixed Reality Lab and partnered with the Horizon CDT, University of Nottingham and the BBC. They specialise in using traditional theatre making techniques and applying them to entertainment technology, such as virtual and augmented reality, as well as recreating physical presence using these technologies.

They are an experienced digital culture and accessibility consultant, having spoken about the subjects internationally and worked with a large range of organisations, including the BFI, Young Vic, AMA, BBC R&D and British Council. They are currently part of the Access Working Group at the Nottingham Playhouse.

In 2022 they won the Off West End award for Best Audio Production for Red Breast by Lotty Holder. In 2023 they won the Digital Culture Network Award for Digital Transformation, as well as being nominated for the Digital Ambassador award. They were also nominated for the Off West End award for Best Director for their work on 24, 23, 22 by Doug Deans.

They are also a multi-award winning magician and an accomplished musician.