• 14th-16th September: three days of games and play on London’s South Bank
  • 17th September: "Playing In Public", the Hide&Seek Weekender Conference

Artist Showcase #2 – Laura Kriefman / Chloe Vareldi & Pollie Barden

Laura Kriefman, Guerilla Dance Project, Pollie Barden, Chloe Varelidi

The Artist Showcase sessions are a chance for makers of games at the Hide&Seek Weekender to give a brief presentation on their game and their practice, giving some grounded and playful context to the panels and keynotes.

Each session will comprise of two short flash presentations with no Q&A – grab the artists in the breaks if you want to learn more!

Laura Kriefman is the director of Guerilla Dance Project, the creators of Rolling Stones, a dance experience meets sculpture park meets soundscape.

Chloe Barden and Pollie Vareldi are the creators of Firefly, A tagging game of dark intentions where players compete/collaborate to steal the most flashing LED badges from other players.

Laura Kriefman, Guerilla Dance Project

Formed Autumn 2009 the GDP are an innovative dance company led by choreographer Laura Kriefman. They create works that explore our social interactions with objects within everyday environments. Finding the Dances in everyday life. Laura is passionate about making places dance.

Pollie Barden

Pollie is a game designer, interactive artist and technophile, who has exhibited her work in museums and run her games in festivals all over the globe. She is pursuing a PhD in Media Arts and Technology at Queen Mary University of London. Her research focuses on connecting people across distance utilizing gameplay and technology.

Chloe Varelidi

Chloe is the co-founder of AthensPlaython. She loves designing urban games, mobile games, online games and learning games. When not playing in Athens Plaython, Chloe works at the Mozilla Foundation. Previously she was the Design & Learning Lead at Peer to Peer University, and before that the Creative Director of the game design studio MissionLab within the innovative school Quest to Learn, at the Institute of Play. Chloe likes super heroes and making her own ice-cream.

Monday 17th September

Queen Elizabeth Hall