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Me and the Machine is a multidisciplinary performance group.

Our work combines everyday audiovisual and interactive technology with choreographed screens, live performance and text in adventurous and accessible ways, to question emotions and social relations in the midst of our media-inundated lives.

The results range from wearable videos to participative cinema screenings, guerrilla street installations, one-to-one theatre, immersive dance film, ongoing research projects and an online platform for the anonymous exchange of secrets.

Audiences are invited to engage performatively in unique experiences, being dislocated into hybrid realms, somewhere in between reality, poetry and fiction.

The high production values and “experimental and risk –taking approach” of these works has been recognized by audiences and colleagues internationally.



Our works have obtained The Arches Brick Award 2010, a nomination for the Total Theatre Awards and the ‘First Prize in Performance’ & 'Outstanding Artist Award’ in the Young Artists Awards 2009 and 2010 (Premios de Arte Joven de la Junta de Castilla y León, Spain). When We Meet Again was also part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2011 and of the UK representation in the Biennial of Young Artists of Europe 2011.

Me and the Machine was initiated by Clara García Fraile and Sam Pearson. We met while studying Performance and Visual Art at the University of Brighton, where we graduated in 2008.

Sam is also experienced as a musician, illustrator and multimedia designer (www.parachutesandpuzzles.com) and Clara has functioned, amongst others, as a dancer, factory labourer and graphic designer.

We are currently somewhere between Brighton (UK), Barcelona, Madrid and a secret floating island.

Me and the Machine are associated artists of The Basement, Brighton.

2010 • Me and the Machine | Website designed by Parachutes and Puzzles | Associated artists of The Basement

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Photo by Omar Danuk