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    A Framework for Hybrid Multimodal Performances

    Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2017)

    London, UK, 11 - 13 July 2017


    Shannon Cuykendall, ProphecySun, Reese Muntean, Thecla Schiphorst & Steve DiPaola



    The boundaries between physical and virtual spaces are becoming more blurred in our everyday lives with the advent of wearable action cameras, virtual reality technologies, and algorithmicallyled audience interactions. Artists and creatives have been at the forefront of exploring these new technologies; however, little literature exists that reflects on best practices for navigating this new complex space. We reflect on our experiences in creating and participating in what we refer to as ‘hybrid multimodal performances’ or performances that blend physical and virtual spaces. We propose a framework of aesthetic choices we have implemented to seamlessly blend physical and virtual entities. We consider aspects such as the interaction between the camera and performer, the integration of multiple conceptual spaces, the changing relation between the artist and the work, and the multiple transformations of shape that occur when transitioning between physical and virtual spaces.


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