Acqua Alta – Crossing the mirror and Tête-à-tête (FR)
VR & AR / exhibition
The New Stage - Operations Building B
Gallery magika (Themos building near the New Stage)
21.–26. June 2022
- Tuesday I 21. 6., 4pm–8pm
- Wednesday–Friday I 22.–24. 6., 2pm–8pm
- Saturday I 25. 6., 12pm–8pm
- Sunday I 26. 6., 12pm–4pm
Introduction and programme
Acqua Alta – Crossing the mirror is a pop-up book whose drawings and paper volumes are the décor of a story visible in augmented reality.
Looking through a tablet or a smartphone, the ten double-pages of the book Acqua Alta - Crossing the mirror become the stage for a short dance performance - thanks to a custom-made augmented reality application. In a simple graphic stroke in black and white, ink drawings and white folded paper come together to reveal the virtual life of dancing miniature beings and their dive into the imaginary realms of water. The experience is at the crossroads of theatre, dance, comic book, animated film and “artsy” video game. The drawing First rain is a stand-alone drawing inspired by the world of Acqua Alta. This illustration becomes the stage for a short dance performance, visible in augmented reality.
Acqua Alta – Tête-à-tête: an immersive experience in a virtual reality headset to live one scene of the performance in immediate proximity.
The installation is part of the performance Acqua Alta, combining dance and digital projection.
Concept and artistic direction:
Claire Bardainne and Adrien Mondot
Drawings and paper design:
Dimitri Hatton and Satchie Noro
Production a booking:
Juli Allard-Schaefer, Delphine Teypaz, Margaux Fritsch
Photo and video gallery