A gang of live avatars reproduces the performances previously presented on artwillsaveus.club
kathav: let’s say “we watched the archives, so you don’t have to.” retani: yes, like a show and tell. like a service we offer.internil: ok, so people can join us in VR with their own avatars if they want to contribute. like “join us if you can”.
Our theatrical souls have only just digested the upsetting proposal to do live art online. Crying Emoji. But we have put a great deal of trust into technology and digital reproduction for previous artistic approaches, so the leap may not be as big as it feels. For now, we will forget about the warmth of 36°C times x in the same space with our agitated pre-show bodies. Add your avatar to our sweatless gang if you can. So what has happened on artwillsaveus.club until now? For those of you who, like us, have missed most of the shows: we have looked at the archives. No need for you to do the same, we’ll talk you through them. In what could be a form of online mouth-to-mouth resuscitation we meet in VR to try and revive some of those performances’ key moments. Let’s repeat this: we would love for your avatar to join us in our attempt! No dress code (as of April 13, 2020). Breaks in between reenactments will give us time to catch our breaths. And talk. Reflect. Understand. Eat.
If your virtual body can’t join us in VR, you can watch the live stream. But if it can, please let us know which previous AWSU performance you’d be interested in re-creating for After-Live and send an email to mail (at) katharinahaverich.de
Platform: VR Chat Room: Find & ask "Internil" for an invitationHardware (tested by us): VR Headset (HTC Vive, Oculus Quest) More info here
For watching / commenting: YT-Livestream: https://youtu.be/ijdJvfWUDwY
Katharina Haverich is a performance artist based in Berlin. She works with dreams, loves live art and immersive new tech.
Holger Heissmeyer is interested in special interaction and enjoys working with latency.
Arne Vogelgesang is currently artistically self-imprisoned: internil.net