detached, 2020

 

Lucas Dewulf, Beate Gärtner,Lena Biresch,

Ilja Mirsky, Jan Schulten und Kathi Schulz

 

 

a social VR performance dealing with the boundaries of digital and analog realities, control, and voyeurism. Three visitors at a time are invited to take part in the interactive performance. When entering the room, visitors are assigned a keyboard and tablet linked to a performer wearing a HMD. During the three-minute performance, visitors control the performers via inputs on the keyboard. The commands are then carried out by the performers in VR through their avatars. The VR space is then live-streamed to the physical space allowing visitors to observe their commands being carried out by the avatars.