Artholomew Video's Stream Challenge (2022)


A selection of interactive performances that you - yes, you! - can perform live on a Twitch stream. Each performance reads live input from Twitch chat, so the audience will directly impact the performance.

After doing the performances you are invited to an on-air interview with Artholomew himself, to discuss your artistic vision and the meaning at the heart of your creations.

Artholomew Video is performing live!

Join in

You can interact with the performance!

Go to twitch.tv/agaitcheson

Sign in to Twitch or create a Twitch account

Type your messages into chat!

What is Artholomew Video's Stream Challenge?

Artholomew Video's Stream Challenge is an interactive livestream game for making beautifl performance art. Whether you're the streamer on-camera, or an audience member chiming in, everyone makes a meaningful contribution to the creation!

The performer may be making a painting, reading an audiobook, or perhaps even dancing, and the viewers can type into chat to change the performance. The software will immediately respond to the user's changes and the performer must respond in kind!


Taking Part: as a Streamer

To try performing yourself, download the software from the link below.

You will need a Twitch account to broadcast to, and broadcasting software such as OBS, in order to screen-capture the game for the Twitch stream.

Download

This is an in-development version of the software, so if you have any issues please contact Artholomew's assistant Alistair on Twitter @agAitcheson or by email games@alistairaitcheson.com

Taking Part: as a Viewer

Artholomew's assistant Alistair regularly streams the challenges on his Twitch channel.

Join live at twitch.tv/agaitcheson

Upcoming Performances

A MAZE Weekend Streams

Fri 13 May 2022 - 7pm-9pm UK Time

Sat 14 May 2022 - Noon-8pm UK Time

A MAZE Weekend On-Site in Berlin

Tue 17 May 2022 - 10am CEST

June Sessions

Sat 4 Jun 2022 - 7pm UK Time

Sun 5 Jun 2022 - 7pm UK Time

Sat 11 Jun 2022 - 7pm UK Time

Sun 12 Jun 2022 - 7pm UK Time

Taking Part: on a Discord channel

If you'd like to try out the performances but are reluctant to broadcast to the general public, you can connect Artholomew Video's Stream Challenge to a Discord server instead of Twitch.

Follow this link for how to connect the game to Discord



Past Broadcasts

If you would like to get a feel for the Stream Challenge, follow these links to see streams from past performances.

Follow this link for a playlist of all Twitch Streams

The finale of the challenge is an interview with Artholomew Video himself.

Here the streamer is asked to reflect on their experience, what they've learnt, and ask the most important question: is it art?

Interview with Artholomew Video

Twitch stream from 18 Mar 2022



About the Stream Challenge

Artholomew Video and his Stream Challenge are created by Alistair Aitcheson

Follow Alistair on Twitter for updates on the public beta and details of workshopping sessions.



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