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Step into a machine that takes you INSIDE works of art. This immersive experience at GEEK 2015 combines gaming, theatre and fine art.
Step into a machine that takes you INSIDE works of art. This immersive experience at GEEK 2015 combines gaming, theatre and fine art.
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The Milo Wladek Co. are creating a brand new game - in three different mediums. Inspired by 'Self: Image and Identity', a new exhibition of self-portraits at the Turner Contemporary, we’re building an interactive piece of theatre, a board game and a digital game for audiences of all ages to explore and play.

We’re excited to be bringing together fine art, theatre and gaming in The Van Dyck Vanishments, launching as part of Marine Studio’s Geek Festival 2015 in Margate.

About the project:

Misuse of an experimental machine capable of sending people INSIDE works of art has dangerous consequences. The faces have disappeared from some of history’s most beautiful and significant self-portraits due to a slight mishap during a test flight of Endless Horizon Ltd's innovative new venture into Art Tourism.

Audiences are invited to join the team behind this experimental machine to rectify this terrible situation, enlisting the help of the Flemish, 17th Century, court painter Sir Anthony van Dyck, travelling through time, genres and styles to save the canon of art.

About us:

The Milo Wladek Co. makes films, creates theatre and explores the spaces in-between.

Combining performance, film and installation, we create narratives that shift from stage to screen or play out on both simultaneously. Our aim is to produce work that allows these forms to be viewed on an equal platform, complementing each other to tell the same story.

We’re creating a new mode of storytelling, utilising different mediums to provide alternative perspectives on a single narrative or its characters. We’re engineering techniques that allow audiences to engage with a text in new and exciting ways.

Comprising a team of experienced, award-winning, film and theatre makers, The Milo Wladek Co. is able to create all its content from scratch. Over the next few years we aim to present our productions on an increasing scale, in terms of their ambition and the numbers of audience members we can reach. The Van Dyck Vanishments is our first installation piece, and our largest-scale project to-date.

Who’s involved:

We've been commissioned by Marine Studios and the project is supported by Turner Contemporary and Canterbury Christ Church University.

Marine Studios is a social enterprise which works to extend cultural participation. Their projects includeGEEK, an annual festival of play and games. The GEEK festival has been developed in Margate, Kent. Since 2012 it has run in the February half term inviting people to come and play.

What we still need:

This project from Marine Studios, and is supported by the Arts Council England, we are still seeking funds for some of the most vital elements of the project. 

We’re trying to raise £3000 which will go towards our set. We want to create a series of beautiful installations that look, feel and even smell like the artists' painted worlds. To convince audiences they are walking inside works of art.

Even a small contribution will help us build these worlds, and we’re so grateful for any support you can give.

Risks and challenges

The production process for The Van Dyck Vanishments is already well underway. The Milo Wladek Co. has been working with its partner Marine Studios and its team of theatre makers, game designers and film-makers to ensure that progress is continually being made.

However, as with any kind of theatre project, there are inherent risks such as cast illnesses or unforeseen production delays and we'll be relying on the skills, experience and talents of our established and hard-working team, as well as working closely with our partners and supporters, to ensure these risk are mitigated as much as possible.

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    A personal tweet of thanks from The Milo Wladek Co. and Endless Horizons Ltd. You will also be listed as a supporter of the production on our website.

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    An Endless Horizons postcard of thanks signed by the Endless Horizons team.

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    Have your name featured in our set as an employee of Endless Horizons Ltd.

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    An artefact from Van Dyck's Studio

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    Be listed as a 'Transportrait Consultant' on Endless Horizon Ltd's Website and in our set.

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    Be listed on The Milo Wladek Co. site as a patron of the company.

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    Be invited to the Launch party and preview evening on 19th February with 2 slots reserved to see the show that night.

    *Travel and accommodation not included.

    The first 25 Confederates will also receive a Day pass to GEEK 2015.

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    A copy of the board game developed for The Van Dyck Vanishments.

    The first 5 Partners will also receive a Family Day pass to GEEK 2015.

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    Patron of The Milo Wladek Co.

    Become a Patron of The Milo Wladek Co. and get all of the above rewards plus:

    Have your portrait taken and featured in our set as Chief Engineer of Endless Horizons Ltd.

    The Patron will also receive an Invitation for 4 to the Private View launch of GEEK on 19th February, 1 family day ticket and 4 tickets for GEEK late play.

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    Become a Benefactor of The Milo Wladek Co. and get all of the above rewards plus:

    Be the 'Chief Angel Investor' of our fictional company, Endless Horizons Ltd which includes a personalised performance of The Van Dyck Vanishments and a bespoke prop from the production.

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