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