MIRAGE

Performance Art with Substitutional Reality system

Announce!

"MIRAGE" will be performed in the Ars Electronica Festival 2014.

Data
September 4-5-6-7, 2014
Place
Mariendom (The New Cathedral) Herrenstr 26, 4020 Linz, Austria

Immersive experience performance art "MIRAGE" will be performed at the media art festival Ars Electronica Festival 2014 in Linz, Austria on September 2014.

Ars Electronica Festival is a one of the world's leading media arts festival, which will be held in Linz, Austria in September every year, started in 1979 as a keyword focus the nexus of ART, TECHNOROGY and SOCIETY. Theme of 2014 is "C... what it takes to change", each program will be taken place at various places in Linz city. GRINDER-MAN will perform "MIRAGE" at Cathedral Mariendom (The New Cathedral) in Linz city center.

Organized by
GRINDER-MAN
Co-organized by
Ars Electronica Linz
Collaborated with
RIKEN
Supported by
The Japan Foundation, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
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"MIRAGE" has two different ways of experience called
"Participation" and "Observation".
The details of the experience schedule will be announced on this website in the middle of August.

Participation
Free | Reservation is required

You wear the device of the Substitutional Reality (SR) system and experience the "MIRAGE" through interaction with the two dancers. The reservations of the participation will be announced on this website in the middle of August.

- The experience length : Approx. 8 minutes
- Number of the experience sessions : About 30 times in four days
- Number of the participant in each session : only 1 person
- Target : age 16 and older

Observation
Free | NO Reservation is required

From behind a participant, you may observe live performances by two dancers on the stage and the reaction of the participant. At the same time the participant's view is projected on the screen in front. The purchase of the ticket are not necessary. Feel free to come to Mariendome during a experience period. Re-entry is allowed during this performace period.

- The experience length : Approx. 8 minutes
- Number of the experience sessions : About 30 times in four days


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about the "MIRAGE"

An 8 minute immersive experience by traversing present and past.

"MIRAGE" is the first performing art ever in the world to experience with immersive. This experience reminds us that we generate ourselves at each moment in our highly subjective ambiguous world. This expression is created by a performance art group GRINDER-MAN based on the 'Substitutional Reality (SR) System' an experience platform developed by RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan. The first "MIRAGE" was performed at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Japan on August 2012.

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about the "SR system"

The Substitutional Reality system is an experience platform that blurs boundaries between live and past. It was developed by Laboratory for Adaptive Intelligence at RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan. In contrast to the technologies "to assimilate virtual to real", which have been developed in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, the SR system manipulates "the users' subjective reality" itself by inserting the past seamlessly into the present.

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Credits

Performance planning and direction
Hitoshi Taguchi(GRINDER-MAN)
Choreographer, Dancer
Makiko Izu (GRINDER-MAN), Taiju Matsumoto
Concept planning and development
Naotaka Fujii (RIKEN)
SR system design and development
Sohei Wakisaka (RIKEN)
SR system program support
Yu Okano (RIKEN), Takamitsu Hamajo (RIKEN), Jun'ichi Nakano (buffer Renaiss), Michihiko Ueno, Naoto Noguchi, Seiya Takei
Music and sound design
evala (port, ATAK)
Lighting design
Yasuhiro Fujiwara
Production manager
Satoru Oyamada (Haletoke Inc.)
Technical director
Yutaka Endo (LUFTZUG)

Profile

GRINDER-MAN

GRINDER-MAN is a performance art group, aiming for the creation of art that is the theme of 'here and now' by using their artistic expressions, thus, GRINDER-MAN embrace the contemporaneousness -'now'- and the contingency that the performers and the audience meet 'here' at the performance site. The members are Hitoshi Taguchi with a contemporary art background, and Makiko Izu with a contemporary dance background.
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