The piece Try e.m.i.s. now is about an imersive VR theater experience with personal data that lets the viewer become the protagonist. He immerses himself in the phygital (physical-digital) world of his data processing.
The entry of personal data of the visitors into a digital form, which is called up on laptops, enables the entry into virtual reality after consent. This is accompanied by the paradox that the visitors themselves become the product.
They are then introduced to the subject matter of the product, and an AI and an assistant guide them through the play.
The visitors experience their upload with personalized VR glasses in a lying/sitting position. The upload happens in 6 phases, together with a voice-over narrative, a tracking shot in the VR world leads through the different rooms or scenes.
Data of the respective visitors, as entered in the form, are woven into the design of the scenographic space. For example, results of image searches for the name, place of birth, or texts on constellations of the birthday are scraped, loaded into the VR world of the visitor and confront as design elements of the individual „mind“.
Concept and Direction: Carolin Schabbing, Lisa Peter
Programming and Data Art: Lisa Peter
VR-World and 3D Design: Carolin Schabbing
Stage design: Carolin Schabbing, Lisa Peter
Text: Tom Tautorus
Sound Design: Jan Reutelsterz
Research: Carolin Schabbing, Lisa Peter
With: Anna Marienfeld, Björn Gabriel, Stephan Weigelin, Laura N. Junghanns
Special Thanks: Prof. Dr. Carolin Höfler, Prof. Dr. Lasse Scherffig, Prof. Melissa de Raaf, Mattis Kuhn, Prof. Zilvinas Lilas, Susanne Ritter, Matthias Rosenthal, Pasha E. Bahrami, Prof. Kathrin Röggla, Studio Trafique