SINGULARITY is a unique interdisciplinary architecture-dance-music experience that shifts our perception of architecture as a static construction towards an intelligently reacting behaviour.
The project creates a Cross Reality world. Large 3D holographic constructions appear interactively in space, visible without the need of any additional devices (goggles, screens, helmets etc). The installation combines a live render programme with a motion tracking system and a triangular setup of projectors illuminating a volume of haze particles. The outcome is 360 degrees haptic–digital space, accurately defined in all dimensions, interactive and inhabitable.
Marked with tracking devices three dancers interact with the holographic volumes. Audience and performer experience an intermixing of physical movement and data through transforming arcs of light. Clouds of data become wormholes, kites, watery walls and particle streams in response to live dance and techno sound. SINGULARITY was first presented at Q Theatre in Auckland on 2.11.2016. The project was newly developed as a two part performance for Ars Electronica Festival in Linz Austria. 10 shows were presented under the title `Drawing Spaces` and `Breathing Spaces` from 7.-11.9.2017.
Creative Directors: Uwe Rieger (Architecture) & Carol Brown (Choreography)
Interactive Architecture + Programming: Yinan Liu
Spatial Graphics: Ying Miao
Music: Jérome Soudan- Mimetic [F/Ch]
Sound Design: Russell Scoones
Performers: Zahra Killeen-Chance, Adam Naughton Solomon Holly-Massey
Lighting Consultant: Margie Medlin
The project was supported by Creative New Zealand
The University of Auckland
School of Architecture and Planning
26 Symonds Street, Auckland, New Zealand
Assoc. Prof. Uwe Rieger