We worked with DWFE on their experiential Green = Boom project which looked at the modern relationship to bombs and violence that is presented through both factual and fictional media. By giving people the first hand experience of diffusing a bomb, albeit a cinematically informed one, Green = Boom questioned how we would feel face to face with a time sensitive threat.
Whilst being critical of fantastical presentation of bombs in the media it also provided a thrilling experience. A carefully managed one where everything from the choice of pliers to the colour of the lighting was designed to transport the participants into a theatrical world with inherently understood objectives.
Our work on the project focused on the language of the cinematic bomb, the feedback of the displays and the rhythm of delays and fragilities needed to give the bomb its fear factor. See the film above for a sense of the project and an explanation of how it worked from Matt, Jimmy and Laura.