This week we've been talking a lot about using the Looking Glass to produce modern iterations of experiences that have always been a part of our lives (like gaming, friendships, and even tarot readings) in order to give us new ways to explore interaction and emotion. Today we're going to discuss the future of art and live performances in general.
Earlier this year, Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic debuted a digital performance piece at London's Serpentine Galleries. Combining spatial computer technology and over 30 years of pioneering the world of performance art, The Life, gave attendees an experience unlike any other.
Shaw Walters, Chief Technology Officer Tin Drum (the production studio that helped bring The Life to life), took the innovative spirit of Marina Abramovic's exhibit one step further and ported Maria Abramaovic's volumetric performance into a Looking Glass.
This was incredible for us to see, because not only does this mean that Abramovic's performance could be experienced as a hologram, but that the door is now open for other performance artists to take their show on the holographic road.
We envision furniture wherein holographic performance art can coexist with live performances. This would mean that artists could still express themselves in front of live people, but their work could also be captured and viewable in museums beyond the initial performance.
A man who knew performance once said "All the world's a stage." And now your Looking Glass can be one too.
**this is part of our “100 Days of Holograms” series, where a few of us in the team at Looking Glass Factory post one new wonderful or weird (or both!) use for the Looking Glass holographic display being conjured around the world each day.