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Thadows Loom

Presented by VIDEOfeet in association with OBRA Theatre Co & supported by Trestle Theatre Co

Friday 20 June, 8pm

“As if on the event horizon of a black hole, he falls out of time, his life forgotten”

Thadows Loom is a brand new offering from St Albans based digital arts collective VIDEOfeet, spearheaded by Artistic Director Matt Smith. Using a startling combination of film, live performance, projection and intense sound design, VIDEOfeet bring you a truly immersive experience exploring the nature of reality and time in our digitally accelerated age.

Featuring international artist and performer Oliviero Papi (OBRA Theatre Company, Awake Projects) with movement direction by OBRA co-founder Kate Hannah Perry and dramaturgy provided by Emily Gray of Trestle Theatre Company, Thadows Loom will take you on a mind bending journey through a disintegration of space and time as experienced through one man’s eyes.

For just one night at Trestle Arts Base this unique work in progress is presented as the first third of a full length multimedia performance.

Audience responses from LOOM (2011)

‘I was totally absorbed in the performance…transported to another world’

‘I am still left with the feeling of being punched in the eyeballs with visual ideas.’

‘Amazing and intriguing. Hard to fathom how the visuals were created and the impact was very sensory and absorbing. Impressive.’

Box Office: 01727 850 950 | | All Tickets £5

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Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans AL4 0JQ


About VIDEOfeet Digital Arts:

VIDEOfeet are a digital arts collective, formed in 2008 when Matt Smith, Alex Hyland and Jim Christian decided to take their skills and passion for making award winning short films (as Lamfrag) into different directions.

VIDEOfeet’s first exploration into live performance came in 2011 with the Research & Development project ‘LOOM’; a dizzying exploration into the effects of combining performance, projection, light and sound,  resulting in a truly immersive experience for the audience that attended the scratch performance.  Thadows Loom is the next stage of this journey and brings together the knowledge gained during the LOOM R&D with newly developed techniques to represent the apogee of their practice so far.  Both LOOM and Thadows Loom are funded by the Arts Council England GftA Programme with LOOM also being nominated for the 2011 Escalator East scheme.

The partners are all artists in their own right, working in the fields of film, music & sound art, visual art and photography.

VIDEOfeet collaborate with internationally recognised artists and also create film & video, web & print design and music & sound for a broad range of commercial clients.

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About Oliviero Papi and OBRA Theatre Company:

Oliviero is an actor and physical performer who has worked with Awake Projects (Sweden) and is cofounder of OBRA Theatre Company, performing internationally to critical acclaim.

OBRA Theatre Co was founded on a belief in the power of language and the imagination to transform both performer and audience. The company seeks to make theatre in which language is the source for and is inseparable from the physical life of the performer in all its nuances. OBRA seek an embodied performance state; the interaction of intellect, instinct and imagination in the performer, to facilitate a revelation of meaning.

Based in the Au Brana Centre; a residential centre for performance research and practice in rural southern France, founded in 2005 by Kate Hannah Perry and Oliviero Papi. The centre is dedicated to the development and support of emerging artists and the exchange of practice across all performance disciplines. Through regular public performances of work in progress, workshop demonstrations and music events, the centre acts as a link between international and local culture. Please visit or contact us at for more information.

 About Trestle Theatre Company:

 Trestle has been making and touring inspirational physical storytelling theatre since 1981. The company has developed a distinctive style of theatre, initially using masks, puppets and music, and more recently incorporating text and internationally influenced movement styles. Trestle is an internationally renowned provider of participation projects and training and operates from Trestle Arts Base in St Albans.