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

    2011/10/26 - 12/11

    Digitalife, Romaeuropa Festival, Ex Gil, Rome, Italy

    2013/06/07 - 06/16

    ISEA2013 Resistance is Futile, iCinema Scientia Facility, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

    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