WHIST - Baku
May
1
to May 6

WHIST - Baku

Venue and ticket bookings information coming soon.

WHIST explores the notion of unconsciousness through the dreams, fears and desires of a family, characters of which are inspired by Sigmund Freud's real case studies.

The experience merges Physical Theatre, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and an art installation, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual.

You will be immersed in a surreal world, exploring the story from different perspectives.

★★★★ Herald Scotland ★★★★★ Bouquets and Brickbats ★★★★★ Southside Advertiser

“WHIST is a boundary breaking piece, future facing in its use of the medium of VR to develop a new kind of narrative. A truly beautiful, compelling and important work.” – VICE, The Creators Project

Read more press reviews and coverage here

Note: This is a promenade performance where audiences will be required to wear a Samsung Gear VR headset and headphones.

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WHIST - London
Jun
19
to Jun 23

WHIST - London

  • Sadler’s Wells Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

VENUE AND TICKET BOOKINGS

WHIST explores the notion of unconsciousness through the dreams, fears and desires of a family, characters of which are inspired by Sigmund Freud's real case studies.

The experience merges Physical Theatre, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and an art installation, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual.

You will be immersed in a surreal world, exploring the story from different perspectives.

★★★★ Herald Scotland ★★★★★ Bouquets and Brickbats ★★★★★ Southside Advertiser

“WHIST is a boundary breaking piece, future facing in its use of the medium of VR to develop a new kind of narrative. A truly beautiful, compelling and important work.” – VICE, The Creators Project

Read more press reviews and coverage here

Note: This is a promenade performance where audiences will be required to wear a Samsung Gear VR headset and headphones.

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360 Filmmaking Workshop - Helsinki
Apr
7
11:00 AM11:00

360 Filmmaking Workshop - Helsinki

This is a closed session.

Workshop enquiry:  hello@aoiesteban.com

 

We will share the creative process of WHIST and different techniques to create an immersive environment derived from theatrical practice.

 

Through a mixture of demonstration, physical movement session, lecture, hands-on tasks and group discussions, participants will gain solid understanding and basic experience of creating an effective 360° VR film:

·       What is immersion in film and in theatre, and the role of the viewer?

·       The basic process and unique considerations in creation

·       The notion of our own body and its relation to space as important elements

·       Creating the story in an immersive environment (relationship between the story, action and the viewer)

·       Creating a multi-narrative story

·       Hands-on experience of using a 360° camera to complete a task that explores one of the techniques

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WHIST - Helsinki
Apr
5
to Apr 8

WHIST - Helsinki

  • Annantalo Culture center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

VENUE AND TICKET BOOKINGS

WHIST explores the notion of unconsciousness through the dreams, fears and desires of a family, characters of which are inspired by Sigmund Freud's real case studies.

The experience merges Physical Theatre, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and an art installation, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual.

You will be immersed in a surreal world, exploring the story from different perspectives.

★★★★ Herald Scotland ★★★★★ Bouquets and Brickbats ★★★★★ Southside Advertiser

“WHIST is a boundary breaking piece, future facing in its use of the medium of VR to develop a new kind of narrative. A truly beautiful, compelling and important work.” – VICE, The Creators Project

Read more press reviews and coverage here

Note: This is a promenade performance where audiences will be required to wear a Samsung Gear VR headset and headphones.

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Artist Talk - Sydney
Jan
21
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Talk - Sydney

VENUE AND TICKET BOOKINGS

TALKING DANCE – PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

CARRIAGEWORKS
TRACK 8
245 WILSON STREET
EVELEIGH 2015

FREE
SYDNEY FESTIVAL
BOOK ONLINE OR 1300 856 876

Festival makers explore the place of personal choice in arts experiences and the artists’ choice in shaping this: Aoi Nakamura & Esteban Fourmi (AΦE); and Harriet Gillies & Roslyn Helper (zin Partnership).

Audience choice underpins both WHIST and Glitterbox, and this conversation will dive into the different construction of the two works: one an hour-long experience creating a unique narrative for each viewer; the other a burst of activity lasting the duration of just one song selected by the public participants. The artists share what has driven them to make each show and the need to engage in a different way with their audiences.

Registration required.

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WHIST - Sydney
Jan
6
to Jan 27

WHIST - Sydney

VENUE AND TICKET BOOKINGS

WHIST explores the notion of unconsciousness through the dreams, fears and desires of a family, characters of which are inspired by Sigmund Freud's real case studies.

The experience merges Physical Theatre, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and an art installation, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual.

You will be immersed in a surreal world, exploring the story from different perspectives.

★★★★ Herald Scotland ★★★★★ Bouquets and Brickbats ★★★★★ Southside Advertiser

“WHIST is a boundary breaking piece, future facing in its use of the medium of VR to develop a new kind of narrative. A truly beautiful, compelling and important work.” – VICE, The Creators Project

Read more press reviews and coverage here

Note: This is a promenade performance where audiences will be required to wear a Samsung Gear VR headset and headphones.

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Dance Theatre 360 Filmmaking Workshop for children - Eastbourne
Nov
26
10:00 AM10:00

Dance Theatre 360 Filmmaking Workshop for children - Eastbourne

Try this 3 hour workshop to create your own 360 film! The workshop offers to explore how to create dance theatre in 360 film with a simple 360 camera. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to see your 360 film in a Virtual Reality headset.

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP Sun 26 November, 10am-12pm
Suitable for ages kids +6
£3 for session per child

Leaf Hall, Studio 1

Tickets available on https://billetto.co.uk/e/360-dance-theatre-filmmaking-workshop-for-children-and-adults-by-a-e-tickets-234674

 

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Dance Theatre 360 Filmmaking Workshop for adults - Eastbourne
Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

Dance Theatre 360 Filmmaking Workshop for adults - Eastbourne

Try this 3 hour workshop to create your own 360 film! The workshop offers to explore how to create dance theatre in 360 film with a simple 360 camera. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to see your 360 film in a Virtual Reality headset.

WORKSHOP Saturday 25 November, 10am-1pm
Suitable for adults aged +16
£5 for session

Leaf Hall, Studio 1

Tickets available on https://billetto.co.uk/e/360-dance-theatre-filmmaking-workshop-for-children-and-adults-by-a-e-tickets-234674

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WHIST - Sofia
Nov
16
to Nov 17

WHIST - Sofia

VENUE AND TICKET BOOKINGS 

WHIST explores the notion of unconsciousness through the dreams, fears and desires of a family, characters of which are inspired by Sigmund Freud's real case studies.

The experience merges Physical Theatre, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and an art installation, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual.

You will be immersed in a surreal world, exploring the story from different perspectives.

★★★★ Herald Scotland ★★★★★ Bouquets and Brickbats ★★★★★ Southside Advertiser

“WHIST is a boundary breaking piece, future facing in its use of the medium of VR to develop a new kind of narrative. A truly beautiful, compelling and important work.” – VICE, The Creators Project

Read more press reviews and coverage here

Note: This is a promenade performance where audiences will be required to wear a Samsung Gear VR headset and headphones.

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WHIST - London
Nov
11
to Nov 12

WHIST - London

VENUE AND TICKET BOOKINGS

WHIST explores the notion of unconsciousness through the dreams, fears and desires of a family, characters of which are inspired by Sigmund Freud's real case studies.

The experience merges Physical Theatre, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and an art installation, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual.

You will be immersed in a surreal world, exploring the story from different perspectives.

★★★★ Herald Scotland ★★★★★ Bouquets and Brickbats ★★★★★ Southside Advertiser

“WHIST is a boundary breaking piece, future facing in its use of the medium of VR to develop a new kind of narrative. A truly beautiful, compelling and important work.” – VICE, The Creators Project

Read more press reviews and coverage here

Note: This is a promenade performance where audiences will be required to wear a Samsung Gear VR headset and headphones.

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360 Filmmaking Workshop - London
Nov
9
12:00 PM12:00

360 Filmmaking Workshop - London

This is a closed session.

Workshop enquiry:  hello@aoiesteban.com

 

We will share the creative process of WHIST and different techniques to create an immersive environment derived from theatrical practice.

 

Through a mixture of demonstration, physical movement session, lecture, hands-on tasks and group discussions, participants will gain solid understanding and basic experience of creating an effective 360° VR film:

·       What is immersion in film and in theatre, and the role of the viewer?

·       The basic process and unique considerations in creation

·       The notion of our own body and its relation to space as important elements

·       Creating the story in an immersive environment (relationship between the story, action and the viewer)

·       Creating a multi-narrative story

·       Hands-on experience of using a 360° camera to complete a task that explores one of the techniques

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WHIST - Geneva
Nov
3
to Nov 7

WHIST - Geneva

VENUE AND TICKET BOOKINGS

WHIST explores the notion of unconsciousness through the dreams, fears and desires of a family, characters of which are inspired by Sigmund Freud's real case studies.

The experience merges Physical Theatre, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and an art installation, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual.

You will be immersed in a surreal world, exploring the story from different perspectives.

★★★★ Herald Scotland ★★★★★ Bouquets and Brickbats ★★★★★ Southside Advertiser

“WHIST is a boundary breaking piece, future facing in its use of the medium of VR to develop a new kind of narrative. A truly beautiful, compelling and important work.” – VICE, The Creators Project

Read more press reviews and coverage here

Note: This is a promenade performance where audiences will be required to wear a Samsung Gear VR headset and headphones.

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Curator Talk - Eastbourne
Oct
21
5:00 PM17:00

Curator Talk - Eastbourne

VENUE AND TICKET BOOKINGS

AΦE CURATOR TALK
Sat 21 Oct 5pm
£5, free for DC members
DC1 Café & Gallery

AΦE is guest curating Devonshire Collective's Visual Art Exhibition, presenting ANIMAL: THE OTHER SIDE OF EVOLUTION by ANA RAJCEVIC.

“Stunning, thought-provolking headpieces for inner goddesses and animal spirits”
i-D Magazine

“Extremely beautiful and also slightly disturbing”
Dazed & Confused

“Visually striking, this collection is the epitome of the multiplicity of artistic expression”
Another Magazine

Ana Rajcevic is an award-winning fashion artist, based in London and Berlin. Her work is at the intersection of sculpture and fashion design, creating unique wearable objects that challenge the traditional context of
both disciplines and specialising in synthetic polymers, metal and leather.

ANIMAL: The Other Side of Evolution is a unique visual interpretation of animal anatomy, building upon existing skeleton structures to create a series of sculptural pieces that appear as natural properties of the human body, suggesting strength, power and sensuality.

Sat 21 Oct – Sun 12 Nov
Free entry, Tues-Sun 11am-5pm
DC1 Café & Gallery

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WHIST - Lincoln
Oct
20
to Oct 29

WHIST - Lincoln

VENUE AND TICKET BOOKINGS

WHIST explores the notion of unconsciousness through the dreams, fears and desires of a family, characters of which are inspired by Sigmund Freud's real case studies.

The experience merges Physical Theatre, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and an art installation, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual.

You will be immersed in a surreal world, exploring the story from different perspectives.

★★★★ Herald Scotland ★★★★★ Bouquets and Brickbats ★★★★★ Southside Advertiser

“WHIST is a boundary breaking piece, future facing in its use of the medium of VR to develop a new kind of narrative. A truly beautiful, compelling and important work.” – VICE, The Creators Project

Read more press reviews and coverage here

Note: This is a promenade performance where audiences will be required to wear a Samsung Gear VR headset and headphones.

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Reboot Demo - London
Sep
23
7:30 PM19:30

Reboot Demo - London

  • The Old Library - Theatre Deli (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

VENUE AND TICKET BOOKINGS

Theatre Delicatessen are proud to present their first Family Scratch Show. Featured companies and artists include AΦECopyCatzzzKatrine Turner & Sleepless Theatre.

Join us at the cosy Old Library in Burgess Park for four 20 minute shows for the whole family, with a focus on immersive and interactive performances.

Expect music, dance, technology and a rainbow cake!

After the performances, we'd love to hear your thoughts: what excited you, what tickled you and what you think we should add to the show.

Have a glass of juice (or something stronger if you're of the right age) at the Old Library Bar and carry on the conversation with the shows' artists, in a friendly space for creative minds to meet.

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Reboot Demo - London
Sep
23
2:00 PM14:00

Reboot Demo - London

  • The Old Library - Theatre Deli (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

VENUE AND TICKET BOOKINGS

Theatre Delicatessen are proud to present their first Family Scratch Show. Featured companies and artists include AΦECopyCatzzzKatrine Turner & Sleepless Theatre.

Join us at the cosy Old Library in Burgess Park for four 20 minute shows for the whole family, with a focus on immersive and interactive performances.

Expect music, dance, technology and a rainbow cake!

After the performances, we'd love to hear your thoughts: what excited you, what tickled you and what you think we should add to the show.

Have a glass of juice (or something stronger if you're of the right age) at the Old Library Bar and carry on the conversation with the shows' artists, in a friendly space for creative minds to meet.

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WHIST - Brighton
Sep
19
to Sep 20

WHIST - Brighton

VENUE AND TICKET BOOKINGS

WHIST explores the notion of unconsciousness through the dreams, fears and desires of a family, characters of which are inspired by Sigmund Freud's real case studies.

The experience merges Physical Theatre, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and an art installation, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual.

You will be immersed in a surreal world, exploring the story from different perspectives.

“Beautifully crafted” “Mesmerising” "the most incredible & visionary experience"

Please note: Audiences are advised to wear comfortable footwear, and will be required to wear a Samsung Gear VR headset and headphones during the performance.

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WHIST - Edinburgh
Jul
21
to Aug 3

WHIST - Edinburgh

VENUE AND TICKET BOOKINGS

WHIST explores the notion of unconsciousness through the dreams, fears and desires of a family, characters of which are inspired by Sigmund Freud's real case studies.

The experience merges Physical Theatre, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and an art installation, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual.

You will be immersed in a surreal world, exploring the story from different perspectives.

“Beautifully crafted” “Mesmerising” "the most incredible & visionary experience"

Please note: Audiences are advised to wear comfortable footwear, and will be required to wear a Samsung Gear VR headset and headphones during the performance.

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WHIST - Stuttgart
Jul
6
to Jul 15

WHIST - Stuttgart

VENUE

TICKET BOOKINGStickets(at)theaterhaus.com / +49 711-4020720

 

WHIST explores the notion of unconsciousness through the dreams, fears and desires of a family, characters of which are inspired by Sigmund Freud's real case studies.

The experience merges Physical Theatre, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and an art installation, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual.

You will be immersed in a surreal world, exploring the story from different perspectives.

“Beautifully crafted” “Mesmerising” "the most incredible & visionary experience"

Please note: Audiences are advised to wear comfortable footwear, and will be required to wear a Samsung Gear VR headset and headphones during the performance.

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WHIST - Bournemouth
Jul
3
to Jul 4

WHIST - Bournemouth

  • Pavilion Dance South West (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

VENUE AND TICKET BOOKING

WHIST explores the notion of unconsciousness through the dreams, fears and desires of a family, characters of which are inspired by Sigmund Freud's real case studies.

The experience merges Physical Theatre, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and an art installation, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual.

You will be immersed in a surreal world, exploring the story from different perspectives.

Please note: Audiences are advised to wear comfortable footwear, and will be required to wear a Samsung Gear VR headset and headphones during the performance.

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WHIST - London
Jun
23
to Jun 25

WHIST - London

VENUE

TICKET BOOKINGS

WHIST explores the notion of unconsciousness through the dreams, fears and desires of a family, characters of which are inspired by Sigmund Freud's real case studies.

The experience merges Physical Theatre, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and an art installation, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual.

You will be immersed in a surreal world, exploring the story from different perspectives.

Please note: Audiences are advised to wear comfortable footwear, and will be required to wear a Samsung Gear VR headset and headphones during the performance.

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Raindance VR Masterclass - VR & AR for Immersive Theatre, Performance and Art Installations + Live VR Avatar
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Raindance VR Masterclass - VR & AR for Immersive Theatre, Performance and Art Installations + Live VR Avatar

Virtual Reality has emerged as a new artistic medium and a creative platform. From storytelling to world building—how can creators leverage the power of immersive media, VR and AR?

AΦE will be joining the brilliant panel on this Raindance VR Masterclass to talk about the following:

360° films heightens the sense of presence for the viewers in an immersive environment where actions and events are taking place all around them. How do we harness this presence to enhance our storytelling in 360°? Using WHIST as case study, we will explore different techniques  derived from immersive theatre practice to unleash the power of the medium.

Tickets and more info on link below!

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VR Filmmaking Workshop - Canterbury
May
25
10:00 AM10:00

VR Filmmaking Workshop - Canterbury

This is a closed session.

Workshop enquiry:  hello@aoiesteban.com

 

We will share the creative process of WHIST and different techniques to create an immersive environment derived from theatrical practice.

 

Through a mixture of demonstration, physical movement session, lecture, hands-on tasks and group discussions, participants will gain solid understanding and basic experience of creating an effective 360° VR film:

·       What is immersion in film and in theatre, and the role of the viewer?

·       The basic process and unique considerations in creation

·       The notion of our own body and its relation to space as important elements

·       Creating the story in an immersive environment (relationship between the story, action and the viewer)

·       Creating a multi-narrative story

·       Hands-on experience of using a 360° camera to complete a task that explores one of the techniques

 

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VR Filmmaking Workshop - Hatfield
May
23
10:00 AM10:00

VR Filmmaking Workshop - Hatfield

This is a closed session.

Workshop enquiry:  hello@aoiesteban.com

 

We will share the creative process of WHIST and different techniques to create an immersive environment derived from theatrical practice.

 

Through a mixture of demonstration, physical movement session, lecture, hands-on tasks and group discussions, participants will gain solid understanding and basic experience of creating an effective 360° VR film:

·       What is immersion in film and in theatre, and the role of the viewer?

·       The basic process and unique considerations in creation

·       The notion of our own body and its relation to space as important elements

·       Creating the story in an immersive environment (relationship between the story, action and the viewer)

·       Creating a multi-narrative story

·       Hands-on experience of using a 360° camera to complete a task that explores one of the techniques

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Artist Talk - Leicester
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Talk - Leicester

Artistic Directors Aoi and Esteban will talk about the making of their newest work, WHIST, an installation that combines 360° film with 3D sound, physical designed objects and physical theatre, where audiences becomes active participants of the journey through introduction of touch and auditory sensory and movements in space.

This talk is part of a wider talk series as part of the Practice Based Research Doctoral Training Programme run by the Institute of Creative Technologies at DeMontfort University.

Book your space here

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WHIST Tryout
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

WHIST Tryout

After successful presentation at V&A, tanzhaus nrw and CPH:DOX, we are bringing WHIST tryout to Pavilion Dance South West in Bournemouth.

This is a 30-minute experience, where we test the interaction between the digital and physical elements. It is also an opportunity to glimpse into the physical installation and soundscape of WHIST.

Come along, and experience this unique installation combining Virtual Reality, physical theatre, visual art and 3D sound.

22 April 10am-8pm

Official link here.

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WHIST World Premiere
Apr
12
to Apr 13

WHIST World Premiere

WHIST

Journey into the unconscious mind as Interactive Theatre and Virtual Reality combine

World Premiere: The Gulbenkian, Canterbury 12-13 April 2017, various time slots (duration 60 minutes)

AΦE announces the world premiere of its newest dance and Virtual Reality production, ‘WHIST’, which will take place at the Colyer-Fergusson Hall at The Gulbenkian, Canterbury, 12 – 13 April 2017. Inspired by Sigmund Freud’s dream theory, WHIST invites audiences on a journey into the unconscious mind, where instincts will be the guide through a narrative of surreal dreams and fears.

Combining Physical Theatre and Mixed Reality Technology, the production bring the magic of theatre together with the type of special effects only possible in the world of film. WHIST incorporates 360 ̊ interactive film, soundscapes and an architectural art installation to create an environment that blurs all boundaries – between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual.

Immersed in a world of unfolding dreams, the viewer chooses his or her own path, creating a truly unique narrative dependent on choice – their personal decisions made through the course of the mesmerising hour- long experience.

 

PRESS RELEASE February 2017

Enter a large open room and the viewer is faced with a series of large-scale, geometric objects. This is the real world, but once the VR headset is worn, we are in dreamland, invited into the world of three main characters, figures lifted from Freud’s own patient case studies.

“We had many conversations with psychoanalysts working at the Freud Museum and were introduced to several patient case studies. We thought: ‘What if those patients formed one single family?’ And there we were, completely immersed in their worlds...Freud’s own theories about fears, dreams, symbolism in dreams and the notion of the unconscious is just the beginning.” Esteban Fourmi & Aoi Nakamura (Founders of AΦE)

52 is the number of narrative possibilities that exist, to create a unique experience for each viewer. No simple ‘red pill vs. blue pill’ format, WHIST implements interactive elements, subtly woven into the film to effect unconscious decision making. This puts the production at the very forefront of immersive storytelling innovation - leaving the strings that bind and pull at all times invisible. Regardless of choice being on either a conscious or an unconscious level, however, one thing is clear: once a decision has been made, the story's perspective will be drawn in one direction.

As always, we are both attracted by the unknown, and we wanted to exploit the full potential of VR to achieve a total immersion of our audience. The audience, in fact, is the live element of the performance. Everything else exists according to its individual decisions. The viewer is his own director. His decisions influence the entire perspective on the story. We hope people will leave with a strong sense of the narrative possibilities and their implications; we hope people will think about the many other ways of looking at things. We all have the tendency to forget all this in our daily lives." AΦE

From a technical point of view, it was challenging for us to come up with solutions to incorporate more than 110 minutes of film in high resolution with interactive 3D sound, and to create a seamless interactivity between real objects and the world within the VR headset. We feel that WHIST represents innovation in theatre making and also touring formats, as well as pushing boundaries in Virtual Reality Storytelling. We hope that people from all walks of life will fall in love with the work.” AΦE

The creative collaborators of WHIST include global creative studio Happy Finish as technology partner, composers Scott Gibbons and Jozef van Wissem (winner of the Cannes Best Soundtrack Award), and set designer James Shaw.

LISTINGS INFORMATION

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Event: Venue:

Address: Dates: Times: Duration: Tickets: Website:

WHIST
The Gulbenkian
University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NB
12 – 13 April 2017
12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm , 7pm, 8pm (both days) 60 minutes
£10
www.thegulbenkian.co.uk

 

MEDIA ENQUIRIES
For further information, interviews or images please contact Tani Burns: T: +44 (0)207 377 5665
M: +44 (0)7888 731 419
E: tani@tburnsarts.com
W: www.tburnsarts.com
FB: TBurnsArts on Facebook
TW: @tburnsarts

 

About AΦE

AΦE is an Ashford-based dance company founded in 2013 by Aoi Nakamura and Esteban Fourmi. With the vision to bring the art of dance closer to audiences, our mission is to create high-quality productions and experiences that are not bound by a stage.

Driven by the power of body and movement in space, our productions are environments that allow the audience to enjoy total immersion. Each element in the performance space – the set, performers, audience, sound, objects – is part of an ecosystem, carefully constructed to allow audience’s own reflection on the subject explored.

We choreographed, directed and performed for award-winning works, such as Sean Rogg’s immersive experience The Waldorf Project, stage productions (Wound, Für Eli), 360 films (The Night Opera, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg video for Google Arts & Culture) and short films (Kai, Bysju promo, Chasing Mirror by Padre ft Jova music video). www.aoiesteban.com

Twitter / Instagram: @AoiEsteban

 

WHIST Credits

Artistic Directors: Technology Partner: Composers:

Production Designer: 3D Sound Designer: Dramaturg: Performers:

Producer:
Creative Mentor: Management Mentor:

Esteban Fourmi and Aoi Nakamura (AΦE) Happy Finish
Jozef Van Wissem
Scott Gibbons

James Shaw
Oliver Kadel (1.618Digital) Amanda Fromell
Robert Hayden
Tomislav English Yen-Ching Lin
Nina Brown
Steve Rimmer

JiaXuan Hon (Blackwinged Creatives) Jasmin Vardimon
Ian Ross

 

Co-produced by Gulbenkian Canterbury and tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf Supported using public funding by Arts Council England

Special thanks to Ashford Borough Council, Daniel Cheetham, Scott White, South East Dance, Watermans Arts Centre, Ashford Youth Theatre, Jasmin Vardimon Company, Kent Wool Growers, and Freud Museum.

NOTES

Age guidance: 16 years and above
Warning: Contains partial nudity and sexual reference

 

World Premiere of WHIST.

Ticket booking here.

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WHIST Tryout
Mar
16
to Mar 25

WHIST Tryout

  • CPH:DOX | Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

After successful presentation at V&A and tanzhaus nrw, we are bringing WHIST tryout to CPH:DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival.

This is a 30-minute experience, where we test the interaction between the digital and physical elements. It is also an opportunity to glimpse into the physical installation and soundscape of WHIST.

Come along, pay what you can, and be the first to experience this unique installation combining Virtual Reality, physical theatre, visual art and 3D sound.

16-25 March 12-8pm daily

Official link here.

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WHIST Tryout
Feb
18
1:00 PM13:00

WHIST Tryout

More than 800 people have seen WHIST trailer demo in VR headsets, and we are now pleased to announce the first tryout of the full production!

This is a 20-minute experience, where we test the interaction between the digital and physical elements. It is also an opportunity to glimpse into the physical installation and soundscape of WHIST.

Come along, pay what you can, and be the first to experience this unique installation combining Virtual Reality, physical theatre, visual art and 3D sound.

18 February 1-4pm

Free, drop-in

Official link here.

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