+furthermore is a new art research lab set up by Annette Mees to create collaborative projects that help imagine possible futures.
It creates beautiful experiences using theatre, stories, digital, design and play to explore possible futures and shape the real world.
Our projects bring together artists, experts, academics, storytellers, game designers, coders, activists, companies, institutions and audiences to explore big ideas together.
Annette Mees is an award-winning artist who makes work that explores big ideas, powered by people.
She started out at Royal Academy of the Arts in The Netherlands, while living in the country’s hackers HQ. This combination led to an artistic practice focused on live connections and digital possibilities, with the audience as its hero.
She is an expert in the development of new interactive narratives and experiential digital models that spark imagination and innovation. She advises and speaks nationally and internationally on audience interaction, the integration of live and digital work, cross-disciplinary collaborations and how to make beautiful experiences that allow for a real dialogue.
In the past decade she has developed, produced and directs large-scale projects, leading diverse interdisciplinary teams in collaboration with Tate Britain, Kensington Palace, UK Parliament, 01SJ San Jose Biennial, King’s College, Warwick University, Goldsmith’s University, Battersea Arts Centre, Inbetween Time Festival, Art Gallery Wallsall, Warwick Arts Centre and many audiences everywhere.
She was awarded the Theatre Encouragement Award by the Writers Guild of Great Britain for her collaborative work with writers, was named an artist to watch by Courvoisier's Future 500 and was artistic director of Coney for 7 years and artistic director of the Danish Inspiration Lab 2015
Annette Mees is currently a Creative Fellow of The Space and WIRED