HOLOGRAPHIC DANCE PERFORMANCE KONZEPT: ANGELIKA MEINDL VISUAL DESIGN: TOBIAS GREMMLER
Producer I Art Historian: BASHIRA CABBARA
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: THOMAS MAHNECKE
This project is funded by FFF Bayern
Press release from 06/01/2022
FFF Bayern is funding seven new XR projects with 495,000 euros
The FFF award committee for Bavarian XR funding met yesterday and recommended seven new projects for funding. These include projects that are changing theatre, making it possible to experience dance in a new way.
FFF Bayern is supporting five new XR projects in the production phase with 436,000 euros. The FFF already funded three of them during the prototype development phase: Wilderness AR, My Life as a Tree and Mission Monument.
Bavaria's digital minister and FFF supervisory board chairwoman Judith Gerlach: "Extended reality is a fantastic way of changing the way we see things. With some new projects from Bavaria, this works extremely well, for example by exploring the forest ecosystem virtually and thus sharpening your senses even more for the wonders of nature through highly innovative technology. The funding of these XR projects is therefore on the one hand a support of our cultural and creative industries. But it is also an investment in the future viability of Bavaria as a business location.”
The interactive dance performance My Life as a Tree by Angelika Maria Meindl Mahnecke from Bodenkirchen in Lower Bavaria is about bodies in virtual space. In the site-bound mixed reality installation, a holographic 3D dance performance will translate scientific findings regarding the energetic connectivity of trees with their environment into artistic language. The boundaries between live performance, projection and audience are dissolved. FFF Bayern supports the project with 76,000 euros.