Mirroring Reverie is a series of ground-breaking new music theater performances that merge pioneering live Mix Reality(AR&VR) multiplayer interactive technology together with live VR Tilt Brush performance and A.I. generated live electronic.
Live mixed reality participatory interactive music performances, live VR tilt brush 3D painting technology, seamlessly merging the real and the digital together. A performative mixed realities exhibition whereby the MR artificial world become one moment in a storytelling musik performance.
Using the live VR tilt brush 3D painting by the performers, along with audiences interactive actions, as dramaturgical guidelines to offer a reflection of how we function together in a society and the moral relationships that we have. Mirroring Reverie examines the ways how technology can shape humankind, altering societies, how it can affect personal relationships, and its difference between man-made and natural environments.
“All sorts of things in this world behave like mirrors.”
“The function of the mirror stage thus turns out, in my view, to be a particular case of the function of imagos, which is to establish a relationship between an organism and its reality – or, as they say, between the Innenwelt and the Umwelt”
― Jacques Lacan
Creating immersive experiences of possible poetic vision of what would be the process of digitization of our mind through a dreamlike and emotional journey in which the different natural conflicts inherent to consciousness will be manifested.
Exploring a new relationship of live audio-visual interactive VR painting composition.
The compositional concept is constructed on live interactivity, when the audience's actions become a generator of sounds.
Live generated music with the VR tilt brush 3D painting, together to create an one-time audio-visual performative soundscape.
By using the live VR 3D painting App, audiences see a mixed green world reality. A dreamlike Utopia sonic world which is conceptualized as non-human centralized.
The live electronic sounds are realized as an AI generated sonic module. Each module is created for each 3D objects. By live audiences interactivities with the 3D objects, the AI generator will analyze the percentage of the actions and generate the live interactive electronic sound from the soloists ensemble and singers.
This world is visualized a future digital world, to present a metaverse where mixes the hybrid real and digital lives, as human has reached as the movie Ready Player One. When human has the powers make the perfect life in the digital world, but ignoring the real dystopian world in reality.
A world with a hint of magical realism, where emotion and the subconscious are some of the core elements.
To test subjective consciousness and collective unconscious of the audiences that are manipulated by the digital World. And to question the boundary between privacy and publicity, authenticity and hypocrisy in the digital world. An experimental setting with mixing private and shared experiences, allow for a rich palette of human interaction and depicts social and technological aspects of an artificial and systematized world.
Mirroring Reverie is an embodied mirror of reflections of worlds: utopian and dystopian, virtual and spiritual, past and future, human and machine. Worlds within worlds, the heterotopian states, layered upon each other and existing simultaneously creates new complex realities, narratives, and understanding. Mirroring Reverie aims to explore the innovative combination of interactive multiplayer XR tilt brush, 3D painting and AI technology, the young generation of video-game culture with traditional music theater; the new integration of immersive theater and live interactivity; and how these new hybrid states and technologies can have an impact on society.
Mirroring Reverie is reshaping the experience of traditional music opera, increasing accessibility, to create a mixed dialogue of the traditional theater experience with digital 3D experiences that expands human perceptions, investigating new possibilities of creative expression and audience participation.
The series of Mirroring Reverie will be presented in 2023-2024
First installment Speculum Maius - a live interactive XR opera, is premiered at Kunstmuseum Bonn,in collaboration with Theater Bonn on the 9th -11th of December, 2022.