Interactive location-based Experience, 2019
Sublimation is an interactive virtual reality experience about dance and the freedom of creation— the metaphor of creation. In a safe environment, the visitor encounters the avatar of a dancer and learns simple and slow movements of butoh—a Japanese contemporary dance. Based on the personal performance of this choreography, related to the creative potential of life, the visitor creates a unique virtual environment. Guided by a voice over and an interactive soundscape, everyone is able to create shapes and colors. Each creation aggregates in a unique visual, but also musical composition, as every visitor is unique in the interpretation of the movements she/he will perform.
World premiere at the 76th Venice Biennale on the VR island 2019.
Writer/Directors: Karolina Markiewicz, Pascal Piron
Butoh Choreographer: Yuko Kominami
Composer: Kevin Muhlen
Voice: Elisabet Johannesdottir
Technical Director: Fabrizio Palmas
Visual Effects Developer: Antoine Thiry
User Experience Developer: Stefan Laimer
3D Copmositing: Jens Burgdorf, Alexandre Poirier
Spatial Sound Design: Stefan Bock, Stefan Zaradic
Production: INVR.SPACE GmbH
VR Producer: Philipp Wenning
Creative Producer: Astrid Kahmke
Executive Producer: Sönke Kirchhof