Matt Romein

Bag of Worms

Double bill with Maquette

In this irreverent live motion capture theatrical performance, creator Matt Romein plays a tyrannical disembodied head, leading performers and the audience through a series of increasingly violent and over-the-top scenarios.

Inspired by video game modding and body horror, Bag of Worms considers the human body as something that can become possessed, deformed, and broken, eliciting discomfort and questioning how we should treat bodies in digital and physical spaces.



ONX Studio 
645 Fifth Ave Olympic Tower
New York, NY 

MAXMachina Artist Profile

Matt Romein is an artist and performer based in Brooklyn NY. His work consists of live performance, virtual production, generative computer art, and multi-media installation. His video design and performance work has been shown at BAM, SchauSpielHaus Hamburg, Mana Contemporary, Soho Rep, The Public Theater, 3LD Art + Technology Center, and more. His art installation work has been shown at Sundance’s New Frontier Program, IDFA’s DocLab, and SXSW. He has had artist residencies and received grants from Pioneer Works, Google, CultureHub, Signal Culture, NYU, NEW INC, and more. He is currently a Studio Member at ONX where he is developing a motion capture theater piece called Bag of Worms.


Writer, Performer, Sound Designer  Peter Mills Weiss

Writer, Performer   Julia Mounsey

Company Manager  Aaron Profumo

Rehearsal Technician  Izzy Heron

Additional Coding Support   Oren Shoham, Oliver-Rose Truxillo, and Sneha Belkhale

Special Thanks  Benita de Wit, Kate McGee, Sarah Rothberg

Tech and Materials  Unreal Engine, OptiTrack Motion Capture System, Blender, DAZ, ARKit, Qlab