XR 《Obsession》New Media Performing Art
Is it chaos or obsession? In a dream, someone searches for her thousands of times, going into the mountains and out to sea; seeing mountains that are not mountains and water that is not water. It is impossible to find one’s way out of this illusionary maze! Exactly who is the object of this obsession? Who is the reason for getting lost in this maze? Is there a way back or will there be a fall into an abyss? Life is like a dream. Life is like an obsession. Is every pursuit ultimately empty?
A young Taiwanese Austronesian girl, named Sayion, drowns in a rushing river. This event is played up by the Japanese government, which occupied Taiwan at that time, as a patriotic sacrifice. Songs have been written and movies have been made about this story. The late president of Taishin Holdings, Keh-Hsiao Lin, was obsessed with this tale. He investigated it in detail, recording his experiences in a moving book. The story of Sayion is the seed and DNA. Chia-Hui Lu “wrote the script” and composed piano music, accompanied by sounds of nature.
It integrates a live performance with augmented, virtual, and mixed realities to mesmerize the audience with extended reality. It may be considered a performing, conceptual, kinetic, digital, video, abstract, and performance art. The beautiful ancient landscape paintings of Houei-Kuen Chen were brought to life. The production vividly traverses Taiwan history, art, and natural beauty through time and space. Dynamic volumetric capture using thirty two 360 degree cameras recorded the dancer’s movement and later fused with 3D animation. Modern expressive body language incorporate strong intertwined emotions, time traveling between realities. A real time capture of the live performance blends with AR/VR realms and is projected on a large LED wall for all to enjoy a new exciting immersive XR experience.
Through music and art, legendary tales are told and phenomenal sceneries come alive. We want performing art to be fun, different, and attractive. Through new interactive experiences, we successfully opened the eyes of visitors to new possibilities.
XR Obsession (Extended Reality) integrates a live performance with augmented, virtual, and mixed realities to mesmerize the audience (XR =AR+VR+MR). It is a performing, conceptual, kinetic, digital, video, abstract, and performance art. It vividly traverses Taiwan history, art, and natural beauty through time and space. The beautiful ancient landscape paintings of Houei-Kuen Chen were brought to life. Dynamic volumetric capture fuses with 3D animation. A live performance blends with AR/VR realms and is projected on a large LED wall for all to enjoy a new exciting immersive XR experiences.
The viewers are also the participants, adding a new fun factor. As in “Alice in the wonderland”, the journey in curiosity, imagination, and adventure is what we delivered. On top of that, we provided a musical alternate reality experience without the need for AR/VR headsets.
XR Obsession was written and the music was composed by Chia-Hui Lu. Chai-Hui was the curator for the Egret Foundation and she debuted XR Obsession at Art Taipei with technological support from Po-Yu Wong’s iF+ team.
New media technology art X Abstract music X Outstanding choreography X Changing visual effects are sure to stimulate the senses!
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