"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
Unlike the general performing arts for the several audiences, "MIRAGE" is generated by the interaction of the two dancers and the one participant. As the participants, you are invited into an 8 minute immersive experience, using a head-mounted display fitted with headphones and a camera to capture live scenes.
While unaware of the participant, dancer in front of the eyes is changed over to the dancer that has been recorded in advance. In addition, by overlapping the live scene and recorded ones, participants will experience simultaneous past and present. It is very difficult to tell which dancer is really existing or which is not. Each participant will be required to discover their own "reality".
The aim of "MIRAGE" is to encourage you to establish yourself in such unique, uncertain world. Indeed, it obviously happens that they try to locate themselves with sensory information available during the performance, such as the feeling of airflow on the stage, the occasional touches of dancers, the vibrations of the floor, and subtle changes in illumination.
The first "MIRAGE" was performed at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (MIRAIKAN) in Japan on August 2012. The audience sat back on the seats behind the participants, and watched the dance performance. At the same time, they can see what participants were experiencing during the performance as the subjective views of the participants were projected on a screen next to the stage. They find out that multiple performances are going on at the same time in a same place. "MIRAGE" will also affect to recognize the reality of the audience not only participants.