Double District

Author: Saburo Teshigawara
Developed with Volker Kuchelmeister

Production: EPIDEMIC, Paris

The six-channel stereo video dance installation is configured in the Re-Actor system, an hexagonal projection environment offering the audience a mobile and versatile platform for sophisticated artistic and cultural manifestation and a physically immersive three-dimensional space of representation that constitutes an augmentation and amalgamation of real and virtual realities. The audience can choose to move freely around the hexagon to view individual screens or step back and watch the screens simultaneously. Each screen displays the same scene from the dance performance specifically choreographed and recorded for this installation, in time synchronicity but from a different perspective, analogous to the architecture of the space within which it is projected.

This configuration of the system arrangement allows members of the audience to experience an immersive three-dimensional virtual space (the architectural container of Re-Actor) in the physical world. The outcome is a very natural interface that does not require introduction or explanation. In common with the material world, a transformation in location and orientation in the exhibition space leads to an equivalent perspective change in the virtual world or the viewpoint the dance performance is observed from.

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Exhibition Record

2008/10/18 - 11/10 : eArts Festival: eLandscapes, Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, Shanghai, China

2009/06/16 - 06/27 : Un Volcan Numérique 2, Le Volcan, Le Havre, France

2011/04/04 - 05/29 : Matière-Lumière, Grand-Place, Béthune, France

2016/11/08 - 11/24 : Bonlieu Scène Nationale, Annecy, France

2018/02/09 - 05/27 : The Art of Immersion II, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany

2018/10/05 - 10/26 : Visions, Halles de Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium