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Virtual Production in Independent Performing Arts

This project is about the possibilities of virtual production in performing arts.

We create a virtual space and use a set up of different tools to enable a real time performance in VR. 

This is a very exciting journey, thought we are at the beginning of real time VR experiences as a new aesthetic experience. 

 

We present on this page different stages of the work and the tools we are working with and what virtual production can look like for performing arts. 


Independent Virtual Production in Performing Arts

"Virtual production is where the physical and digital worlds meet."

(WETE Production)

 

 

"It combines virtual and augmented reality with computer generated imagery and game-engine technologies to enable production crews to see their scenes unfold as they are composed and captured on set."

(Moving Picture Company)

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ABOUT THIS PROJECT

 

WYSIWYG is an artistic research project, challenging the possibilities of HOW to work together in the virtual space.

For this project we chose to work completely in a virtual reality surrounding with VR-headsets. To capture the motions we use special suits by Rokoko, which generate the movement data for the 3D avatars in real time. This technique combines high quality motion data with the benefits of well made 3D avatars. 

This set up allows us to experiment with a complete virtual production, as it is already used for films.

We ask, how does virtual production can be used for the production process in dance theater? What synergies arise when physical and virtual production flow together? What obstacles does the virtual environment bring up for the dancers? What can be simulated and what cannot?

And finally: If people can work together in real time in a virtual world, could this be the point where performativity (re)enters the virtual space?

CREDITS

 

Artistic director, programming, concept:

Erich Lesovsky

Dance:

Natalie Farkas, Jamie C. Mejeh

Projectmanagement:

Stefanie Fischer

Final Presentation and Making Off Talk

February 2022

more information coming soon!

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2 DANCERS, 2 MOCAP SUITS
2 VR HEADSETS

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PROGRAMMING: 04/21 - 11/21, REHEARSALS: 11/2021, LIVE STREAMING : 12/2021