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Trailer of Third Life premiere available

Artists Otto Krause and Milan Loviška took to the stage in three public performances of the Third Life Project, while their research collaborators from Stellenbosch University in South Africa, University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany and Simula Research Lab and Norway followed closely from the around the stage, to step in and assist on either the virtual or real-world side of their performance.

WUK: Third Life (8.10. - 10.10.2015, Generalprobe) http://esel.cc/WUK_3rd-life | Foto: http://eSeL.at

WUK: Third Life

WUK: Third Life (8.10. - 10.10.2015, Generalprobe) http://esel.cc/WUK_3rd-life | Foto: http://eSeL.at

WUK: Third Life

WUK: Third Life (8.10. - 10.10.2015, Generalprobe) http://esel.cc/WUK_3rd-life | Foto: http://eSeL.at

WUK: Third Life

WUK: Third Life (8.10. - 10.10.2015, Generalprobe) http://esel.cc/WUK_3rd-life | Foto: http://eSeL.at

WUK: Third Life

WUK: Third Life (8.10. - 10.10.2015, Generalprobe) http://esel.cc/WUK_3rd-life | Foto: http://eSeL.at

WUK: Third Life

WUK: Third Life (8.10. - 10.10.2015, Generalprobe) http://esel.cc/WUK_3rd-life | Foto: http://eSeL.at

WUK: Third Life

WUK: Third Life (8.10. - 10.10.2015, Generalprobe) http://esel.cc/WUK_3rd-life | Foto: http://eSeL.at

WUK: Third Life

WUK: Third Life (8.10. - 10.10.2015, Generalprobe) http://esel.cc/WUK_3rd-life | Foto: http://eSeL.at

WUK: Third Life

WUK: Third Life (8.10. – 10.10.2015, Generalprobe) http://esel.cc/WUK_3rd-life | Fotos: http://eSeL.at

High Performance Computing meets Performance Art

In their performative lecture the artists together with an international team of experts exploit technology and employ artistic vision to blur the lines between human beings and machines and between reality and imagination. They explore up-to-date possibilities of development of an avatar performance for a real life audience, which operates within mixed realities (real and “second life”) and coessentially aspires to open the door to the “third life”, where virtuality can transgress directly into reality.

With the use of a “smart stage” they address the new performative possibilities of virtual environments that aren’t limited or constrained by the local space that the physical bodies inhabit. This unique interface of a simulated virtual world, Internet of Things and novel tracking technologies allow virtual characters to perform activities in the real world, whereas activities of performers in the real world enable changes in the virtual world. The notion of third life is manifested here not only in the synchronous interconnection of the virtual and the real but also in their divergence alike, and brings up for question and re-examination what a body is, how a body operates and whether that body is alive or dead, real or virtual.

Third Life Project, initiated in early 2014, implements artistic and scientific research and is devised in the ongoing, networked collaboration across national boundaries.

See more photos and a video summary from the 3 performances at http://thirdlifeserver.org/media.html

Premiere @ WUK Vienna, 08 October 2015.

Concept/Dramaturgy/Scenography/Performance: Otto Krause & Milan Loviška
Virtual environments of Minecraft: Otto Krause alias Aproktas
Minecraft expertise and gesture control: Herman Engelbrecht, Jason Bradley Nel (Stellenbosch University/MIH Medialab, South Africa)
Tracking: Carsten Griwodz, Lilian Calvet (Simula Research Lab & LABO Mixed Realities, Norway)
Cyberphysical devices and Non-Player-Characters: Gregor Schiele, Alwyn Burger, Stephan Schmeißer, Christopher Cichiwskyj (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Server: René Griessl (Bielefeld University, Germany)

A co-production of Territorium – Kunstverein and WUK Performing Arts in Vienna.

With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the Arts Division; and the Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria. With the contribution from the FiPS project funded from the EU’s 7th Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 609757. Thanks to LABO Mixed Realities in Norway, the EU project POPART (Previz for On-set Production – Adaptive Realtime Tracking) funded under grant agreement no 644874, the Bielefeld University in Germany and the Stellenbosch University in South Africa.WUK:

 

 

Third Life premieres at the WUK in Wien

Artists Otto Krause and Milan Loviška took to the stage in three public performances of the Third Life Project, while their research collaborators from Stellenbosch University in South Africa, University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany and Simula Research Lab and Norway followed closely from the around the stage, to step in and assist on either the virtual or real-world side of their performance.

WUK: Third Life (8.10. – 10.10.2015, Generalprobe) http://esel.cc/WUK_3rd-life | Fotos: http://eSeL.at

WUK: Third Life (8.10. - 10.10.2015, Generalprobe) http://esel.cc/WUK_3rd-life | Foto: http://eSeL.at

WUK: Third Life

WUK: Third Life (8.10. - 10.10.2015, Generalprobe) http://esel.cc/WUK_3rd-life | Foto: http://eSeL.at

WUK: Third Life

WUK: Third Life (8.10. - 10.10.2015, Generalprobe) http://esel.cc/WUK_3rd-life | Foto: http://eSeL.at

WUK: Third Life

WUK: Third Life (8.10. - 10.10.2015, Generalprobe) http://esel.cc/WUK_3rd-life | Foto: http://eSeL.at

WUK: Third Life

WUK: Third Life (8.10. - 10.10.2015, Generalprobe) http://esel.cc/WUK_3rd-life | Foto: http://eSeL.at

WUK: Third Life

WUK: Third Life (8.10. - 10.10.2015, Generalprobe) http://esel.cc/WUK_3rd-life | Foto: http://eSeL.at

WUK: Third Life

WUK: Third Life (8.10. - 10.10.2015, Generalprobe) http://esel.cc/WUK_3rd-life | Foto: http://eSeL.at

WUK: Third Life

WUK: Third Life (8.10. - 10.10.2015, Generalprobe) http://esel.cc/WUK_3rd-life | Foto: http://eSeL.at

WUK: Third Life

WUK: Third Life (8.10. – 10.10.2015, Generalprobe) http://esel.cc/WUK_3rd-life | Fotos: http://eSeL.at

High Performance Computing meets Performance Art

In their performative lecture the artists together with an international team of experts exploit technology and employ artistic vision to blur the lines between human beings and machines and between reality and imagination. They explore up-to-date possibilities of development of an avatar performance for a real life audience, which operates within mixed realities (real and “second life”) and coessentially aspires to open the door to the “third life”, where virtuality can transgress directly into reality.

With the use of a “smart stage” they address the new performative possibilities of virtual environments that aren’t limited or constrained by the local space that the physical bodies inhabit. This unique interface of a simulated virtual world, Internet of Things and novel tracking technologies allow virtual characters to perform activities in the real world, whereas activities of performers in the real world enable changes in the virtual world. The notion of third life is manifested here not only in the synchronous interconnection of the virtual and the real but also in their divergence alike, and brings up for question and re-examination what a body is, how a body operates and whether that body is alive or dead, real or virtual.

Third Life Project, initiated in early 2014, implements artistic and scientific research and is devised in the ongoing, networked collaboration across national boundaries.

Premiere @ WUK Vienna, 08 October 2015.

Concept/Dramaturgy/Scenography/Performance: Otto Krause & Milan Loviška
Virtual environments of Minecraft: Otto Krause alias Aproktas
Minecraft expertise and gesture control: Herman Engelbrecht, Jason Bradley Nel (Stellenbosch University/MIH Medialab, South Africa)
Tracking: Carsten Griwodz, Lilian Calvet (Simula Research Lab & LABO Mixed Realities, Norway)
Cyberphysical devices and Non-Player-Characters: Gregor Schiele, Alwyn Burger, Stephan Schmeißer, Christopher Cichiwskyj (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
Server: René Griessl (Bielefeld University, Germany)

A co-production of Territorium – Kunstverein and WUK Performing Arts in Vienna.

With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the Arts Division; and the Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria. With the contribution from the FiPS project funded from the EU’s 7th Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 609757. Thanks to LABO Mixed Realities in Norway, the EU project POPART (Previz for On-set Production – Adaptive Realtime Tracking) funded under grant agreement no 644874, the Bielefeld University in Germany and the Stellenbosch University in South Africa.WUK: Third Life (8.10. – 10.10.2015, Generalprobe) http://esel.cc/WUK_3rd-life | Fotos: http://eSeL.at

 

 

World Opera Production December 2011 in Tromsø

In December 2011 the World Opera in collaboration with University Tromsø, Kulturhuset Tromsø and the Verdione project produced their first 2-site distributed opera performance ‘La Serva Padrona’. The script was based on an opera from the 17th century written by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. The production explored the space between the spaces, an artform that links multiple performance spaces in realtime through the net.

Art.on.Wires has streamed all three performances live to the Internet. Watch a short time-lapse clip of our preparations and rehearsals below:

Credits

Harald Bakkeby Moe – Baritone
Berit Nordbakken Solset – Soprano
Jenny Svensson – Dancer
Bjørn Andor Drage – Keyboard
Yuko Kawami – Violin
Bernt Simen Lund – Cello
Nasra Ali Omar – Drums
Niels W. Lund, General Director
Bjørn Andor Drage, Musical Director
Jason E. Geistweidt, Technical Director
Rakel Nystabakk, Production Manager

The Virtual Choir: Technology, Collaboration and Music

Global Voices published a blog post about a project from composer Eric Whitacre , who formed a virtual choir with 128 participants from around the world via the Internet. Singers get an instruction video, a music track and a video track from the conductor and can record their singing themselfes. Afterwards all voices are mixed into the final production. Although the idea does not use live streaming, it can tell us what others do in order to distribute conductor cues and synchronise individual audio tracks.

‘Echo’ from United Visual Artists

UVA/Mimbre Echo Performance

UVA/Mimbre Echo Performance

United Visual Artists in collaboration with the dance group Mimbre made an incredible and beautiful live performance piece called Echo. The performance was first shown in the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern in London in 2006. In November 2009 Echo was performed in the monumental setting of Como’s Teatro Sociale in Italy. The dancers movement was captured using 3-D cameras and then translated in real time to a monumental backdrop creating a simultaneous performance. Here is a Quicktime video of the performance. To learn more about UVA’s work, read the CR blog on UVA and the Light Fantastic and check their website. Read more

DATA.wall from 1024

The french visual artist group company 1024 has made some amazing visual installations for concerts and festival. 1024 works on the interactions between 1024 Dimensions: Space, Sound, Visual, Light, Body, Architecture, City… They basically use Quarz Composer, Max MSP/Jitter and some custom made software, all written for OSX.

The video is shot at the 2009 Groningen Festival (NL). It shows the DATAWall stage installation, made for the french electro musician DATA. It is  composed of LED Ghost panels (assembled in France), covered by a sun-screen architectural material. This gives the ability to be either reflective or lit, depending on the graphics projected. The visuals are fully audio-reactive, all the different scenes being controlled live by the musician (using Ableton Live).