Interactive location-based Experience, 2019


Sublimation is an interactive virtual reality experience about dance and the freedom of creation— the metaphor of creation. In a safe environment, the visitor encounters the avatar of a dancer and learns simple and slow movements of butoh—a Japanese contemporary dance. Based on the personal performance of this choreography, related to the creative potential of life, the visitor creates a unique virtual environment. Guided by a voice over and an interactive soundscape, everyone is able to create shapes and colors. Each creation aggregates in a unique visual, but also musical composition, as every visitor is unique in the interpretation of the movements she/he will perform.

World premiere at the 76th Venice Biennale on the VR island 2019.

Developed with the support of the Biennale College CinemaVR and the European Creators‘ Lab.
Financially supported by FilmFernsehFonds Bayern.

Writer/Directors: Karolina Markiewicz, Pascal Piron
Butoh Choreographer: Yuko Kominami
Composer: Kevin Muhlen
Voice: Elisabet Johannesdottir
Technical Director: Fabrizio Palmas
Visual Effects Developer: Antoine Thiry
User Experience Developer: Stefan Laimer
3D Copmositing: Jens Burgdorf, Alexandre Poirier
Spatial Sound Design: Stefan Bock, Stefan Zaradic
Production: INVR.SPACE GmbH
VR Producer: Philipp Wenning
Creative Producer: Astrid Kahmke
Executive Producer: Sönke Kirchhof



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