Nora, Dora and Kat wowed us during the interview process with their bold and inventive approach to content creation.
Across the year they will be working with us on creating film, audio, blogs, social media and other digital and interactive storytelling about our programmes and the people who use them, with a particular focus on the upcoming Festival of Creative Ageing in Lewisham , Christopher Green’s 48 hour immersive care home experience The Home and our award-winning participation programmes Home.
Read on to find out more about In Bed With My Brother.
In Bed With My Brother are Nora, Dora and Kat; three performance makers, content creators and best mates. Starting as a theatre company in 2014 their work is a messy, multimedia mish-mash of dance, clowning, happy-hardcore hedonism, gaudy visuals and political punches.
In Bed With My Brother’s recent work includes the multi award-winning WE ARE IAN, an ode to Acid House which has toured nationally and internationally including the National Theatre, and more recently TRICKY SECOND ALBUM, which will premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019.
Alongside making performance, In Bed With My Brother also DJ, run parties, perform at music festivals and cabarets and create digital artworks.
‘We’re so, so excited to be working with the Albany as their new Digital Associates. The role of Digital Associate is a new one, and a bit of experiment. The Albany is a venue not afraid to take risks, even in these uncertain times. And we really admire that, we try to take risks too. It’s brilliant for us to be able to work together, on a creative role, having our love for the arts and creating silly, funny bits of online content, all rolled up into one lovely job. The Albany has community at the very heart of everything it does, and so, we can’t wait to work together to help shout about and celebrate the vibrancy of this amazing building and the stories of all the people who call it home, if we can evoke even a small sense of that in a digital space, it will be amazing!’
Nora loves and internet age media, and enjoys experimenting with ways to bring digital art and technology-led innovation to the stage. She has recently been awarded a grant from Arts Council England’s Creative Development fund, which developed her practise as a code programmer for digital art works using AI and computing. Visiting digital art festivals in Barcelona and The Netherlands early this year, she worked with a variety of cultural-internet innovators and designers. She also loves making up dance routines, and is a former gold medal winning Line Dancer.
Dora makes shows, sometimes helps other people make shows and is wannabe superstar DJ. She’s really into theatre that kicks off, has protest at its heart and celebrates voices and stories that you don’t always get to hear in the theatre. Dora loves experimenting with digital design, creating websites and content for IBWMB and other artsy people. She also loves making stuff on Microsoft Paint.
Kat is a performer and theatre-maker who loves experimenting with form, merging performance and multimedia. She mainly explores clowning, music, live art and dance. Her style has previously been described as a fusion of The Teletubbies and Technohead. Whilst working mainly with IBWMB, she has also assisted on various film-making projects in a variety of roles including location scout, assistant-director and editor.
Video by In Bed With My Brother