remote possibilities is a unique web platform for dance and theater performance with audience interaction.
“What happens when the theaters are all empty? When the ghost light is off? When the audience cannot be in the seats? Where does the spirit of the dance, theater, and performance go when it cannot exist with the audience? Online…?”
Through the guidance of your digital narrator, the mask, you will be taken through stages of this interactive experience to conjure a dormant spirit. Participants will use their webcams to interact with visual modules, unlocking a new experience one module at a time. Eventually, all portals will be passed through and audiences will enter a live-streamed performance by slowdanger. Through collaboration with Robert Zacharias and Kevin DeLand, these interactive modules will allow audiences to use their own motion to reveal aspects of the experience. These include triggering sound effects or manipulating a digital mask. This experience will use webcams to track participants' faces to use images and icons on the screen that correspond with their facial movement. Audience members will use facial mapping as well to relate to others in real time. This facial tracking and mapping through the webcam is designed to render or represent oneself as an abstract digital being.
remote possibilities technological collaborators:
Robert Zacharias | Kevin DeLand
remote possibilities project is supported by the Heinz Endowments Small Arts Initiative and The Pittsburgh Foundation A W Mellon Grant.
Specials thanks to Unique Projects and Pentacle's Administrative Support Program.