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Monthly Archives: April 2013

April the whatnow?

It appears to be April – how confusing…

If I’m honest, I’m still reeling fromt he after-effects of our Tempting Failure performance. It was such a massive undertaking both logistically and creatively, and whilst it didn’t go entirely flawlessly, I couldn’t have been happier with the end result. The rig took over 6 hours to install (and we were still working on it an hour after doors opened, adding new last-minute elements) and featured a lot of brand new tech which we had to troubleshoot on site. You can read about the development of the performance on the separate Tempting Failure page, and watch videos of our production and development.

The performance itself, by all accounts, was spectacular. I could not have been happier with the work put in by our collaborators, and I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Hellen, Sarge and Marcus, all of whom were a joy to work with. Thanks also go to Si for his substantial technical support on our sensor array, and to Tom & all at Tempting Failure for letting us put on such a huge, ridiculous performance.

Here is the first 10 minutes (acts 2 & 3) of the performance – this is after the audience had a chance to interact with the sensor arrays, but before we filled the venue with millions of polystyrene beads and switched on the wind machine…

So, what’s next for temp0rary? Truth is, we really don’t know. It’s quite clear that following on fromt his performance, we are no longer a conventional band, and we couldn’t be happier about that, even if we’re now having trouble concisely explaining what it is we do. We’ve got a selection of bids and collaborations in the pipeline, we’re working on new technologies to further improve the live show and we are looking for opportunities to stage our performance form Tempting Failure again before the end of the year.

At this point, we’re just opening ourselves up to any and all opportunities that come our way – we’ve found that by putting ourselves in unusual and collaborative projects that over-reach what we’re currently capable of, we do our best and most ambitious work. So if you have an idea for where we should be playing, or you’d like to work with us, then please get in touch. You can email me directly on

Whatever happens next, we’ll let you know, and you won’t want to miss it…