A research project funded by Arts Council England to create a series of augmented reality ritual performances.

We translated our media performances into mixed reality experiences and continued creating contemporary rituals that enhance interconnectedness. Using ritual design as a framework, these series of performances promote embodiment and connection to the self.

The scenes and characters are representing light and shadow archetypes, exploring the collective unconscious and dream-like states. The AR and 3D real-time visuals represent natural elements and respond to the performer’s movement and the colours of the performance space.

Concept artist Maria Almena Technical direction Nestor Rubio Documentary Elephant Room Productions Mentors Ghislaine Boddington & Kinda Studios Performers Semilla Mingrone and Ezejiel Monjes MUA & Stylist Marco Punk

Research


Exploring the concept of the ‘Metaverse’ and how working with different layers of reality can enhance levels of perception, we wove together interconnected realities to offer innovative ways of telling our story and experiencing performance.

We created an open source and low-cost 360 recording and tracking system that digitises a live performance scene in real-time. The digitised scene allows us to integrate virtual elements and effects within the video, opening new possibilities for mixed reality real-time public interaction.