Glimmer

Live Collision X 2022

GLIMMER is an immersive dance piece created in collaboration with Robyn Byrne and Rachel Ni Bhraonáin.
BRIEF

Directors Robyn Byrne and Rachel Ni Bhraonáin had a very specific question in mind when imagining their audio-visual dance performance; how do we embrace virtual landscapes and digital lives while holding sacred our beautiful, human idiosyncrasies?

We collaborated with them to flesh out this idea and produce an enveloping visual layer for this innovative piece of modern dance during Dublin’s Live Collision festival.


THE IDEA

Our labs team has been experimenting to find interesting ways of incorporating AI into immersive visuals. The aesthetic of our work for this piece was influenced by these experiments, using keywords to generate different moods; Building an eerie set of scenarios which dip in and out of the uncanny valley and provide momentum over the length of the piece.

Our technical production team dreamed up the perfect way to display the accompanying visuals, based on the constraints of the location, opting for a floor to ceiling curved LED that provided an immense backdrop for the dance performance.

The intention was for the display to become a protagonist in itself, linking the human and digital in line with the directors’ original vision.

RESULT

Hundreds of spectators attended this unexpected event on Stephen’s Green over the show’s three evening run. We had the opportunity to incorporate AI visual technology into the piece in a nuanced way, ultimately learning a lot about the creation of virtual scenarios for a theatre dance piece.
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Glimmer

AI // LED Screen // Experimental

Live Collision X 2022

GLIMMER is an immersive dance piece created in collaboration with Robyn Byrne and Rachel Ni Bhraonáin.
BRIEF

Directors Robyn Byrne and Rachel Ni Bhraonáin had a very specific question in mind when imagining their audio-visual dance performance; how do we embrace virtual landscapes and digital lives while holding sacred our beautiful, human idiosyncrasies?

We collaborated with them to flesh out this idea and produce an enveloping visual layer for this innovative piece of modern dance during Dublin’s Live Collision festival.


THE IDEA

Our labs team has been experimenting to find interesting ways of incorporating AI into immersive visuals. The aesthetic of our work for this piece was influenced by these experiments, using keywords to generate different moods; Building an eerie set of scenarios which dip in and out of the uncanny valley and provide momentum over the length of the piece.

Our technical production team dreamed up the perfect way to display the accompanying visuals, based on the constraints of the location, opting for a floor to ceiling curved LED that provided an immense backdrop for the dance performance.

The intention was for the display to become a protagonist in itself, linking the human and digital in line with the directors’ original vision.

RESULT

Hundreds of spectators attended this unexpected event on Stephen’s Green over the show’s three evening run. We had the opportunity to incorporate AI visual technology into the piece in a nuanced way, ultimately learning a lot about the creation of virtual scenarios for a theatre dance piece.
Read More
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The Algorithm team using the interactive screen at the Ed Sheeran Launch