Interactive, Customizable Space for Live Performances
Virtual Reality / Performance Stage
“xix” is a walkable virtual performance space in the shape of a future virtual world. “xix” is built in 3d internet as a virtual online multiplayer experience. The experience can host performances and exhibitions. Its environment can be adjusted completely new for each new event. ”xix” is a playful exploration of possible future virtual worlds and of the creatures and movements that will happen within these future worlds. In virtual worlds we do not need to follow the laws of physics. Instead, the logic of code and computation and the limit of our hardware and connection speed determines what is possible.
When “xix” opens visitors can enter the experience. Each person is seen as a future creature and can move freely within the virtual space. The ground is covered by a turquoise ocean, which reflects the world’s pink night sky and black sculptures. The creatures can chat via text or audio and each visitor can also be seen via a video feed.
We were searching for a beautiful way to translate performances into online events in order to make them accessible for a larger audience. The project was then developed for Byrke Lou’s release „bayes“, which tells the story of a future, partly virtual girl searching for her quest.