“a far off world, an approaching rescue party. a warning message blinking. as we take each audience member through the airlock, this is what they will step into… but the experience is not that of watching a film or play or even of encountering a piece of installation art. this is the science of ar (augmented reality) applied to live media arts and theatre. we will take a succession of people through an immersive environment made up of high-end motion graphics and multi channel audio, mediated through our bespoke technologies. within this, the audience interact with our actors, they affect the narrative and engage with the themes we present…”
i wonder what the odds are of getting a £15k commission. suffice to say, i’m guessing they’re not too high.
but some ideas louis and i have been talking needed to get out, and along comes a call for commissions that fitted as if by design. it gets weird when, having just devoted a day off to fully writing it up, that then turn into an all-nighter and then that in turn run straight into a shift at work, well, you start questioning your whole approach to life. its not taking it easy, but then again, it keeps me sane.
and even if not for the enter festival, the idea will grow, or rather, will gain reality just as it did that day, leaping from talk to proposal. there’s a lot to be done with live media and vjing, and to not make it happen would be a crime.