binaural music for an interactive AR-performance by Charlotte Triebus
The music for the interactive performance app kin_ plays with the binaural space as well as with the different sound worlds of three avatars. Each avatar has its own language and sound environment that moves to the foreground or background depending on the distance to each of them. The AR application for one’s smartphone/tablet engages with both human physicality and body-based art through and with digital technology.
In the performative dance piece, three avatars act in augmented space and can be approached and experienced through their own user screen. The thematic field deals with reality entanglements and their distortions, human intimacy and the border to surveillance by the viewer as well as the shift of agency between performer and recipient through live interaction. In the process, different, intimate situations of the avatar dancers sometimes directly involve the viewer – who can directly influence what is happening through their own movement and interaction.In the process, the avatar dancers react to proximity and distance.
The reactive costumes were designed by digital makeup artist Inès Alpha.